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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UNSW Police Powers Clinic
29 July 2017 The Police Powers Clinic is an experiential learning program located at RLC, run in partnership with UNSW. The clinic is convened by UNSW's Dr Vicki Sentas.
NSW Government to restructure police oversight
30 November 2015 The NSW Government has released the Tink Review of Police Oversight, which recommended a series of structural changes to police oversight in NSW.
6 Ways to Improve NSW Police
28 September 2015 Earlier this year former shadow Attorney-General Andrew Tink was commissioned to review the current system of police...
RLC and UNSW Law to hold public forum on police accountability, July 30th
24 July 2015 Photo credit: Rusty Stewart, Flickr Redfern Legal Centre and UNSW Law will host a public forum on police accountability in NSW, Thursday 30th July, at NSW Parliament House.
Police oversight in spotlight
11 June 2015 The NSW election in March brought with it a commitment from the Government to review police oversight in NSW.
Unnecessary Arrest
14 August 2013 In NSW, arrest is a power of last resort. Yet over the past year, we have advised on several cases where police have used arrest at their convenience.
Independent Investigations
14 August 2013 RLC continues to call for independent investigation of police complaints and serious incidents, both in NSW and nationally.
Police Harassment
14 August 2013 RLC regularly sees new clients who are the target of what would ordinarily be called police harassment. In NSW it is described as 'proactive policing'.
RLC in the Media: Discussing taser deaths on Ten News
20 March 2012 David Porter, RLC Police Powers Solicitor, spoke to Ten News about taser deaths.