The NSW election in March brought with it a commitment from the Government to review police oversight in NSW.
The emphasis of the upcoming review by former shadow attorney-general Andrew Tink, is on the establishment of a streamlined police oversight system to improve police accountability.
In an article published in The Guardian, Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) Senior Solicitor David Porter discussed the systemic problems created by the current internal police complaint and discipline mechanisms.
Often police will deal with internal complaints in a way that minimises the misconduct alleged in the complaint. There has been a consistent failure by police to sustain complaints against officers or to take appropriate disciplinary action, even when presented with independent evidence.
To make a submission visit the Have Your Say website. Submissions are due by 24th June 2015.
We are recruiting for a dynamic person who enjoys working in a client facing role to assist people
experiencing disadvantage to navigate the legal assistance sector, and to train and mentor law
students in client intake. This is an identified role for an First Nations person
We are recruiting for an First Nations lawyer to contribute to our innovative and dynamic policing and generalist practices. This is an identified role for people of First Nations descent who identify and are accepted as such in the community.