Redfern Legal Centre and UNSW Law will host a public forum on police accountability in NSW, Thursday 30th July, at NSW Parliament House.
The NSW election in March brought with it a commitment from the Government to review police oversight. The emphasis of the review by former shadow Attorney-General Andrew Tink is to improve police accountability by streamlining the current system of police oversight.
With Mr Tink’s report to be delivered in August, NSW awaits to see if significant changes will be made to how police are made accountable for their conduct.
This free event will explore the current system of police oversight and the soon to be released Tink review.
Chaired by:Mr Robert Debus AM, Professorial Fellow UNSW Law and former Attorney-General of NSW
Introductory remarks: Mr Andrew Tink AM, Reviewer of Police Oversight
TheQ&A Panel will include:
Assistant Commissioner Peter Gallagher APM, Commander, Professional Standards Command, NSW Police Force
The Hon. Trevor Khan MLC, Deputy President and Chair of Committees, Parliament of NSW, (National Party of Australia)
The Hon. David Shoebridge MLC, Parliament of NSW (The Greens)
Mr David Porter, Senior Solicitor, UNSW Policing Practice at Redfern Legal Centre
Mr Alan Beckley, Adjunct Research Fellow, University of Western Sydney and former senior police officer, West Mercia Constabulary, England
Dr Vicki Sentas, Senior Lecturer, UNSW Law
The forum will debate the systemic problems with the current structure of police oversight and consider solutions from diverse perspectives.
Should police continue to investigate themselves?
Is independent investigation of the police on the horizon?
What powers should a potential single civilian oversight body have?
Please join us for a public forum exploring these topics.
Venue: Theatrette, NSW Parliament House, Macquarie Street Sydney NSW 2000
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