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Cops strip kid, festivals fiasco, horses knackered, tiger time: News Bites – 23 Oct 2019

Bite-sized bulletins by ALEC SMART Scents and sensibilities On 21 Oct 2019 the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC) opened an investigation into whether NSW Police engaged in "serious misconduct" during the allegedly unlawful strip-search of a 16-year-old girl at a music festival. The public inquiry heard that the girl was stopped after a drug-sniffing dog […]

Sniffer dogs have had their day: experts, Greens

BY ANDREW BARCLAY The NSW government continues to push ahead with a drug policing strategy that has been an “abject failure” in the face of mounting evidence and criticism, according to experts and opponents. Member for Newtown Jenny Leong last week brought to the NSW lower house a bill aimed at ending the use of […]

Greens NSW party against drug dogs

By Jessica Yun   The Greens NSW launched their 'Sniff Off' campaign and drug dog repeal bill last Saturday May 30 with a party at Marrickville’s Red Rattler Theatre. The Law Enforcement Amendment (Sniffer Dogs—Repeal of Powers) Bill 2015 will look to repeal sections of the current Drug Dog Act that allows for drug detection dogs to […]