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'Drug of the moment': 5% of year 10 students have tried MDMA, expert says

'Drug of the moment': 5% of year 10 students have tried MDMA, expert says

Drug educator Paul Dillon says it’s ‘ludicrous’ to think pill testing will stop drug deaths, but Australia does need to try somethingOne in 20 year 10 students have tried ecstasy, an Australian drug
Australian federal police boss Andrew Colvin stands down from job

Australian federal police boss Andrew Colvin stands down from job

Peter Dutton pays tribute to ‘inspirational’ AFP commissioner, who will quit in September after 30 years as a police officerThe Australian federal police commissioner Andrew Colvin will quit in
Festival deaths inquest: police pushed to release protocols after 'unconscionable' strip searches

Festival deaths inquest: police pushed to release protocols after 'unconscionable' strip searches

Counsel assisting coroner says public deserves to know ‘under what circumstances are police entitled to strip search patrons’The New South Wales coroner will push for the state’s police force to
Van carrying 270kg of 'ice' worth $200m crashes into parked police cars in Sydney

Van carrying 270kg of 'ice' worth $200m crashes into parked police cars in Sydney

Driver charged with drug trafficking and negligent driving after authorities seize methylamphetamine haulNew South Wales police have hailed one of the “easiest” drug busts in history after a driver
Faruk Orman released after gangland murder conviction quashed over Lawyer X scandal

Faruk Orman released after gangland murder conviction quashed over Lawyer X scandal

Court of appeal orders former getaway driver be immediately released due to miscarriage of justice caused by his lawyer Nicola GobboMelbourne gangland getaway driver Faruk Orman will be immediately
Lawyer X case: Australian criminals line up to appeal convictions

Lawyer X case: Australian criminals line up to appeal convictions

Forty cases may have been tainted by involvement of police informer Nicola GobboMore than a dozen of Australia’s most high-profile criminals could have their convictions quashed after their lawyer was
Sydney restaurateur accused of faking murder attempt and starting fire that killed own dog

Sydney restaurateur accused of faking murder attempt and starting fire that killed own dog

Court hears Angelo Ziotas, who has been refused bail, claimed he was stabbed twice and awoke to find property ablazeA jail term appears “nigh on inevitable” for a restaurant owner accused of stabbing
NSW police are told to film strip searches, documents reveal

NSW police are told to film strip searches, documents reveal

Exclusive: rules for body-worn cameras say support officer should record strip search but try to ensure person’s privacyPolice in New South Wales are told to film people being strip searched, internal
Sydney speargun attack: man makes 'incredible escape' after being shot in chest

Sydney speargun attack: man makes 'incredible escape' after being shot in chest

Northern beaches man fled attacker in car despite spear sticking out of his chest centimetres from his heartA manhunt is under way after a 48-year-old man was shot with a speargun on Sydney’s northern
Sydney stabbing: man had history of mental illness, police say – live

Sydney stabbing: man had history of mental illness, police say – live

A woman’s body has been found and a second woman taken to hospital with a stab wound after passersby restrain a man wielding a large knife • What we know so far about the CBD knife attack 10.18am BST
'Extraordinary rise' in strip-searches by NSW police fuelled by use of sniffer dogs

'Extraordinary rise' in strip-searches by NSW police fuelled by use of sniffer dogs

Officers misusing controversial practice that was intended as a last resort, report saysThe use of drug dogs is helping to fuel a massive increase in strip-searches by New South Wales police, often
Tanya Day died 17 days after falling asleep on a train. Now her family want answers

Tanya Day died 17 days after falling asleep on a train. Now her family want answers

The inquest into Day’s death, beginning on Monday, will be the first to examine whether systemic racism contributed to death in police custodyBefore Tanya Day sustained a fatal injury while in police
Australia entering 'second convict age' as imprisonment rates soar

Australia entering 'second convict age' as imprisonment rates soar

Incarceration rates have risen 130% since 1985, according to new research by Labor MP and economist Andrew LeighIndigenous Australians are now more likely to be in prison than African-Americans,
Tanya Day inquest: police officer says he was 'trying to look after her'

Tanya Day inquest: police officer says he was 'trying to look after her'

Senior constable Stephen Thomas said Day smelled of alcohol and was ‘almost unintelligible’ when they removed her from trainA police officer who made the decision to remove Tanya Day from the train
Tanya Day's arresting officer tells inquest he didn't think she needed medical attention

Tanya Day's arresting officer tells inquest he didn't think she needed medical attention

Constable dismisses suggestion that according to police checklist he should have taken her to hospitalThe police officer who arrested Tanya Day at Castlemaine train station said he did not think she
CCTV shows Tanya Day hit head, causing haemorrhage, three hours before ambulance called

CCTV shows Tanya Day hit head, causing haemorrhage, three hours before ambulance called

Inquest told ambulance was called after police noticed a lump on Yorta Yorta woman’s headThe inquest into the death in custody of Aboriginal woman Tanya Day has been shown footage of her hitting her
Check on Tanya Day after fall that led to death lasted just three seconds, inquest told

Check on Tanya Day after fall that led to death lasted just three seconds, inquest told

Senior constable Danny Wolters tells inquest he did not take more time because he wanted to preserve Day’s ‘dignity’ A police officer tasked with monitoring the welfare of the Aboriginal woman Tanya
AFP inquiry into Islamophobic posts dropped after ex-Liberal candidate did not make referral

AFP inquiry into Islamophobic posts dropped after ex-Liberal candidate did not make referral

AFP wanted to investigate whether Facebook account compromised but did not get referral from Jessica Whelan after she parted ways with LiberalsThe Australian federal police dropped its investigation
WA repeals laws on jailing for unpaid fines

WA repeals laws on jailing for unpaid fines

Death in custody of Ms Dhu was catalyst for bill allowing forced withdrawal of funds instead of imprisonment The long-awaited laws to reduce the practice of jailing people for unpaid fines will be
Man charged after death of Filipina trans woman in NSW

Man charged after death of Filipina trans woman in NSW

NSW police confirmed a man has been charged following the death of 25-year-old Mhelody Polan BrunoA man has been charged with manslaughter after the death of a Filipina woman on Saturday night in the