Draconian New Police Powers

Draconian New Police Powers MEDIA RELEASE13 November 2009 The PILCH Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic (HPLC) has slammed the introduction of legislation that will give police the power to conduct random strip searches in the street and may be used to … Continue reading

Increased police powers in Australia

Increased police powers in Australia http://www.pilch.org.au/Page.aspx”ID=353 PILCH is a leading Victorian (Australia), not-for-profit organisation which is committed to furthering the public interest, improving access to justice and protecting human rights. PILCH does this by facilitating the provision of pro bono … Continue reading

Australia’s road towards police state

Australian Senate hearings reveal public opposition to "terrorism" laws By Mike Head 27 April 2002 http://www.wsws.org/articles/2002/apr2002/asio-a27.shtml Hearings before a Senate committee have demonstrated considerable opposition among ordinary people, as well as a broad range of organisations, to the package of … Continue reading