Working for Change - Police Complaints

Redfern Legal Centre works to make positive change to laws, the legal system and society in the area of Police Complaints.

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Harsh new protest laws passed in NSW
04 April 2022 Protesters who block access to major roads or infrastructure will face harsh new penalties under legislation passed through the NSW Parliament in April.
A call on government to pause enforcement of COVID-19 fines over the holidays
09 December 2021 A coalition of 33 legal organisations have signed an open letter calling for an immediate pause on enforcement action of COVID-19 fines,...
Were you searched by police at Splendour in the Grass?
16 November 2021 Redfern Legal Centre and Slater and Gordon Lawyers have announced a class action investigation into unlawful police searches at Splendour in the Grass music festival.
'We cannot fine our way out of the pandemic': a call to address unjust COVID-19 fines
16 September 2021 ​Over 100 prominent members of the legal, academic and political profession have endorsed an open letter addressed to the NSW Premier, calling on the NSW Government to revoke wrongly issued COVID-19 fines.
Open letter: COVID-19 fines
15 September 2021 An open letter sent to the NSW Premier is  calling on the NSW Government to revoke wrongly issued COVID-19 fines.  
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.
Black Lives Matter: a webinar on policing and justice reform
15 July 2020 RLC invites you to attend a free webinar on policing and justice reform in Australia.
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.
NSW COVID-19 Public Health Laws and Police Powers
03 April 2020 RLC has released a factsheet on new police powers introduced in NSW in response to COVID-19.