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NSW police vow to end 'boys club' culture after report reveals extent of discrimination

NSW police vow to end 'boys club' culture after report reveals extent of discrimination

Police commissioner pledges to make promotions system more equitable after ‘disturbing’ review prompts calls for changeNew South Wales police are promising to dismantle their despised promotions
WA police says 'vast volume' of Indigenous children shouldn't be in custody

WA police says 'vast volume' of Indigenous children shouldn't be in custody

Western Australian police commissioner Chris Dawson says many in youth detention could be dealt with via community justiceWestern Australian police commissioner Chris Dawson says the “vast volume” of
Peter Dutton denies prior knowledge of AFP raids on ABC and News Corp

Peter Dutton denies prior knowledge of AFP raids on ABC and News Corp

Home affairs minister says police investigations are independent of government as he praised the agency’s ‘important’ workThe home affairs minister Peter Dutton says he had no prior knowledge of raids
Darwin shooting: police called about behaviour of alleged killer before shootings

Darwin shooting: police called about behaviour of alleged killer before shootings

Police say alleged gunman came to their attention twice in hours before attackThe 45-year-old man suspected of carrying out the Darwin shooting came to the attention of the police twice on Tuesday,
AFP signals journalists could face charges for publishing secrets

AFP signals journalists could face charges for publishing secrets

Acting AFP commissioner denies the government directed the investigations, which have led to raids on the ABC and News Corp this week The Australian federal police have all but confirmed that ABC and
Darwin shooting: man charged with four counts of murder

Darwin shooting: man charged with four counts of murder

Four men died and a woman was injured in this week’s shooting rampage in DarwinNorthern Territory police have charged the man suspected of a shooting rampage in Darwin with four counts of murder.Four
Police excavate Brisbane property in search for US woman missing since July

Police excavate Brisbane property in search for US woman missing since July

Partner assisting with inquiries as cold case disappearance of Priscilla Brooten becomes a homicide investigationQueensland police are excavating the front yard of a home in Brisbane’s north where a
Family of Aboriginal woman who died while handcuffed say lack of answers adds to grief

Family of Aboriginal woman who died while handcuffed say lack of answers adds to grief

Cherdeena Wynne’s family still do not know what caused her death and are told it could take 12 months to find outThe family of an Aboriginal woman who died nine weeks ago after losing consciousness
Death in custody: police failed to see Indigenous man no longer needed restraining, coroner says

Death in custody: police failed to see Indigenous man no longer needed restraining, coroner says

Shaun Coolwell died in hospital after being handcuffed and injected with the sedative midazolamQueensland police and paramedics dealing with an Indigenous man during a violent, drug-induced episode
Victorian police commander Stuart Bateson suspended and charged over leaks

Victorian police commander Stuart Bateson suspended and charged over leaks

State’s anti-corruption watchdog charges high-ranking officer with three counts of disclosing a restricted matterOne of Victoria’s top police officers has been suspended from the force after he was
Two men shot by police in Victoria 'were of interest to counter-terror unit'

Two men shot by police in Victoria 'were of interest to counter-terror unit'

Brothers aged 19 and 30 allegedly rammed a police car and brandished weapons near NSW borderTwo brothers of interest to counter-terrorism police have been shot and seriously wounded by officers near
Deaths in custody: family wants answers after two brothers die in similar situations

Deaths in custody: family wants answers after two brothers die in similar situations

Since 2008, the restraint technique used on Bradley and Shaun Coolwell has been implicated in the deaths of 24 peopleThe Coolwell sisters are not sure when their grief and loss will end.They have lost
Aboriginal man dies in custody days after jail was told he was suicidal

Aboriginal man dies in custody days after jail was told he was suicidal

‘The system has failed another one of our young men,’ spokesman for West Australian Indigenous support group saysAn Aboriginal man has died in a Western Australian prison just days after his mother
'Gross violation': Indigenous boy held naked inside Brisbane police cell for days

'Gross violation': Indigenous boy held naked inside Brisbane police cell for days

Disability advocates condemn ‘abhorrent’ treatment of intellectually impaired boy with suicidal ideationDisability advocates are outraged at reports an intellectually impaired Indigenous boy was held
Sydney fatal fall: arrest made after woman's body found near Zetland unit block

Sydney fatal fall: arrest made after woman's body found near Zetland unit block

Zixi Wang, 29, arrested north of Wollongong after woman dies after fall from Zetland apartment complexPolice have arrested a woman near rugged coastline south of Sydney after another woman plunged to
'Hear us, see us': a plea to the UN for Indigenous women

'Hear us, see us': a plea to the UN for Indigenous women

June Oscar tells of trauma, discrimination, and the link between jailing mothers and child removalThe Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice commissioner has used a speech to the UN in
Thirty years after the Fitzgerald inquiry, 'corruption remains rife' in Queensland

Thirty years after the Fitzgerald inquiry, 'corruption remains rife' in Queensland

Exclusive: Former attorney general Dean Wells says state needs a new inquiry to address creeping problems with police and public sector oversightSystemic corruption remains rife in Queensland,
Rebecca Maher inquest: death in custody could have been prevented if police called ambulance

Rebecca Maher inquest: death in custody could have been prevented if police called ambulance

Coroner finds 36-year-old Aboriginal woman who was arrested for public intoxication should have been taken to hospitalThe death of an Aboriginal woman in custody in 2016 could have been prevented if
Australia's anti-encryption laws being used to bypass journalist protections, expert says

Australia's anti-encryption laws being used to bypass journalist protections, expert says

New legislation has given AFP ‘power to strike a chilling blow against press freedom’, cybersecurity researcher tells parliamentary review The anti-encryption laws passed by the federal parliament
Australian federal police accessed journalists' metadata 58 times in a year

Australian federal police accessed journalists' metadata 58 times in a year

MPs are examining impact of national security laws on freedom of the pressThe Australian federal police has revealed it accessed the metadata of journalists 58 times in the 2017-18 financial year.The