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Queensland to repeal police discipline system set up after Fitzgerald inquiry

Queensland to repeal police discipline system set up after Fitzgerald inquiry

Exclusive: Civil liberties experts sound alarm, saying ‘police have given us no reason to trust that they can investigate themselves impartially’Queensland is poised to repeal the police disciplinary
Federal police must split from Dutton ministry to save integrity, says union

Federal police must split from Dutton ministry to save integrity, says union

Exclusive: AFP losing independence and ability to investigate freely as part of home affairs super-department, association saysThe Australian federal police is losing its independence and integrity
Queensland to end private jails experiment after scathing report

Queensland to end private jails experiment after scathing report

Retaking control of state’s two privately-run prisons ‘will lead to greater safety’, minister saysQueensland will end its experiment with privately-run jails after a scathing report found it was hard
Queensland police 'breached privacy' of domestic violence victim by leaking her details

Queensland police 'breached privacy' of domestic violence victim by leaking her details

Exclusive: Tribunal rules police liable after officer Neil Punchard accessed woman’s address and gave it to her abusive former partner A Queensland tribunal has ruled that the state’s police service
Lawyer X: Victoria's senior police likely knew of informer, inquiry told

Lawyer X: Victoria's senior police likely knew of informer, inquiry told

Assistant commissioner Neil Paterson says Nicola Gobbo was registered to bring down ‘Mokbel family’ membersVictoria’s most senior police officers should have known – and most likely did know – that a
Lawyer X: the extraordinary story laid out before royal commission

Lawyer X: the extraordinary story laid out before royal commission

The first week of Victoria’s royal commission into the use of police informants heard how Nicola Gobbo was registered as a source three timesThe lawyer at the centre of a police informant scandal in
Australian agencies had 'no reason to restrict travel' of Christchurch accused, MPs told

Australian agencies had 'no reason to restrict travel' of Christchurch accused, MPs told

Senior home affairs official says no major changes planned to ‘scientifically calibrated’ focus on terrorism after attackAustralian security agencies had no information to suggest the man accused of
South Australian police fined over staff member's death in walk-in freezer

South Australian police fined over staff member's death in walk-in freezer

Cook Debra Summers died from hypothermia after becoming locked in the freezer at a police training centreSouth Australian police have been fined $390,000 over the death of a cook and cleaner who
Sydney police officer charged with neglect of duty over sex offender complaint

Sydney police officer charged with neglect of duty over sex offender complaint

Complaint failed to get Anthony Peter Sampieri off the streets before he allegedly raped a child at a dance studioA police officer has been charged with neglect of duty after a complaint about a sex
'Gut-wrenching': Queensland police try to block compensation for domestic violence victim

'Gut-wrenching': Queensland police try to block compensation for domestic violence victim

Exclusive: ‘When will this end?,’ victim asks after state government’s legal office appeals The Queensland police service has launched another attempt to block compensation to a domestic violence
Victoria police release two people arrested during counter-terrorism operation

Victoria police release two people arrested during counter-terrorism operation

No charges laid amid reports one arrested in North Melbourne is related to one of the Easter Sunday Sri Lankan suicide bombersVictorian police released two people over the weekend who were arrested
Melbourne 'tinnie terrorist' leader jailed for seven years over Philippines plot

Melbourne 'tinnie terrorist' leader jailed for seven years over Philippines plot

Robert Cerantonio will have to serve at least five years and three months in prison before being eligible for paroleThe Melbourne ringleader of a “tinnie terror” plot to sail from Queensland to help
Homophobic emails against Kerryn Phelps referred to counter-terrorism squad

Homophobic emails against Kerryn Phelps referred to counter-terrorism squad

Police escalate the emails containing homophobic slurs and naming her three children to the fixated persons unitHomophobic emails directed against the independent MP for Wentworth, Kerryn Phelps, have
Cheryl Grimmer case: NSW won't force prosecution of man previously charged with toddler's murder

Cheryl Grimmer case: NSW won't force prosecution of man previously charged with toddler's murder

Attorney general won’t appeal court’s decision to omit suspect’s confession to killing Grimmer, which was made when he was 17 The New South Wales attorney general will not intervene to force the
Man acquitted of Russell Street bombing charged with raping teenagers in 1980s

Man acquitted of Russell Street bombing charged with raping teenagers in 1980s

Peter Michael Komiazyk remanded in custody as bomber Craig Minogue charged with same 38 offencesA man acquitted of charges relating to Melbourne’s deadly Russell Street bombing has spent a night in
‘Impossible’ deadline: Lawyer X inquiry gets further $20m and more time to report

‘Impossible’ deadline: Lawyer X inquiry gets further $20m and more time to report

Commission given until July 2020 to deliver findings, after inquiry period for Nicola Gobbo-related cases goes from five years to 18 Victoria’s royal commission into the management of police
Woman found dead in Parkville, Melbourne in 'horrendous crime'

Woman found dead in Parkville, Melbourne in 'horrendous crime'

The body, yet to be identified, was discovered in the area between the Melbourne Zoo and Royal Children’s hospitalA woman’s body has been found in Melbourne between the Melbourne Zoo and the Royal
Parkville murder: Melbourne reacts with horror as police hunt killer

Parkville murder: Melbourne reacts with horror as police hunt killer

Police are still trying to identify a woman whose body was found in Melbourne’s Royal ParkPolice are still trying to identify a woman whose body was found in Melbourne’s Royal Park while her killer
Courtney Herron tragedy: police praised over shift in tone as Melbourne searches for answers

Courtney Herron tragedy: police praised over shift in tone as Melbourne searches for answers

Herron, 25, of no fixed address, was found by dog walkers in Royal Park in the inner Melbourne suburb of ParkvilleAs Melbourne reels from the fourth death of a woman in a public space in the past 12
Western Australian police stations to fly Aboriginal flag in reconciliation move

Western Australian police stations to fly Aboriginal flag in reconciliation move

Indigenous community welcomes plan but warns against prioritising symbolism over actionWestern Australia will become the first state in Australia to permanently fly the Aboriginal flag outside every