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We need a public health response based on trust and communication — not punishment, force and fear: Communality Legal Centres NSW statement on the Greater Sydney lockdown
05 August 2021 To stop the spread of COVID-19 across Greater Sydney and New South Wales we need clear, culturally appropriate communication, strong economic, health and social supports, and community relationships based on trust, says...
Factsheet: COVID-19 lockdown rules in NSW
20 July 2021 RLC has released information on COVID-19 lockdown rules to help the community stay up-to-date with NSW’s rapidly changing public health laws.  
RLC Factsheets: Accessing information from NSW Police via GIPA
05 February 2021 This factsheet series explains your right to access information from NSW Police, the application process, documents you can seek, time limits and appeals.
NSW police powers, fines and COVID-19: resources and factsheets
07 August 2020 RLC's police accountability practice has produced a number of resources about changes to COVID-19 public health orders in NSW, and information on payment and review options for people who have received penalty notices and court fines.
Class actions investigation seeks to hold NSW Police to account for unlawful strip searches
25 June 2020 Redfern Legal Centre has joined forces with class actions experts Slater and Gordon to announce an investigation into class action claims against NSW Police concerning the use of invasive and unlawful strip searches. 
RLC announces free legal advice service for people in NSW with COVID-19 fines
24 June 2020 People in NSW who have received a COVID-19 on-the-spot fine can contact RLC for free legal advice.
Young people's voices silenced after strip search inquiry cut short
10 February 2020 RLC is concerned that the voices of young people have been silenced following the announcement that the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC) inquiry into strip searches on minors by NSW police has been cut short.
Open Letter: Legal profession calls for legislative change to address the rise in police strip searches in NSW
03 June 2019 Representatives from over 50 legal organisations, including prominent members of the legal profession, have signed an open letter to the NSW Police Minister outlining the harmful impacts of strip searches. 
RLC in the Media: Rising concerns about strip-search laws
03 April 2019 Redfern Legal Centre has raised grave concerns about increased police strip-search activity in NSW, following a police drug search operation at Central Station last month.