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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.
RLC in the media: 'War on fun' as number of unlawful strip searches escalates
09 January 2019 Police are accused of using aggressive tactics that are humiliating law-abiding young people as fears over music festival drug deaths escalate. Victoria Pengilley reports for news.com.au.
LECC Exposes Police Misconduct: NSW Police Oversight Body Releases Initial Findings
20 September 2018 On 20 September, the Law Enforcement and Conduct Commission (LECC) released findings of its first three reports on police misconduct. 
Pathways to Justice—An Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
03 April 2018 Redfern Legal Centre welcomes the release of the Final Report of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) Inquiry into the Incarceration...
Capacity concerns about NSW Police oversight body
15 March 2018 The NSW police oversight body, the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (the LECC) has released its first public report since it commenced operations.
New report – Monitoring Racial Profiling: Introducing a scheme to prevent unlawful stops and searches by Victoria Police
08 September 2017 The Police Stop Data Working Group have released a new report calling on Victoria Police and the government to take urgent steps to monitor racial profiling in police stops and searches.
New police oversight body for NSW
02 July 2017 The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC) is a new independent oversight body for the NSW Police Force and NSW Crime...
Consorting Laws – Impact on Vulnerable People
31 August 2016 The NSW Ombudsman has released a review of the operation of the...
New police powers legislation impact NSW citizen's rights
27 June 2016 The NSW Government has recently passed four new bills, all of which will function to increase police powers while further restricting the rights of NSW citizens