Media Alert: Panel Discussion: Does NSW Have a Strip Search Problem?

This Thursday, 16 May at 6pm, Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) is hosting a free panel discussion on strip search laws in New South Wales. The event is a part of RLC's ‘Safe and Sound’ campaign.

Launched in November last year, the Safe and Sound campaign is advocating for a change to NSW strip-search laws in order to provide improved safeguards for the public and better guidance for police:

'Does NSW have a strip search problem?'

Date: Thursday 16 May
Time: 6-7pm
Place: Redfern Town Hall, 73 Pitt St, Redfern


  • Jane Sanders (Principal Solicitor, Shopfront Youth Legal Centre)
  • David Shoebridge (NSW Greens MP)
  • Samantha Lee (Head of Police Accountability, RLC)

The expert panel will discuss:

  • The increase in strip searches in NSW
  • The political landscape for change to the laws
  • The legal rights of those subjected to a strip search
  • The growing campaign to change strip-search laws in NSW ​

Tickets to this free community event can be booked at:

RLC has also commissioned a report from UNSW Law to compare the operation of police strip search laws in NSW with other jurisdictions across Australia and internationally, to be released soon.

For further information contact: Finn O’Keefe, RLC Communications Manager: 02 9698 7277 | 0424 548 019 |

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