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Is it reasonable?
Is it reasonable?

 David Joseph 03 Dec 2018

The impoundment by police of a motor vehicle can only proceed subject to a reasonableness test...

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LIV welcomes report into police accountability and external oversight
LIV welcomes report into police accountability and external oversight

 LIV Media 05 Sep 2018

The LIV welcomes the final report of the parliamentary inquiry into the external oversight of police corruption and misconduct in Victoria...

 

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Body worn camera scheme fails accountability test
Body worn camera scheme fails accountability test

 Karin Derkley 03 Sep 2018

Body cameras will be worn by 11,000 Victorian police by 2020, but it will be up to individual officers to decide when to turn them on or off...

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New DNA powers open to abuse
New DNA powers open to abuse

 Karin Derkley 22 Jun 2018

New police powers to obtain DNA samples from adults, youth and disabled suspects without a court order are unwarranted and open to abuse, lawyers say... 

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Police complaints system needs drastic overhaul
Police complaints system needs drastic overhaul

 Karin Derkley 04 Apr 2018

Community lawyers are so disenchanted with the police complaints system that they are no longer bothering to report instances of police misconduct, preferring to refer matters directly to civil proceedings instead...

 

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Offensive comments drive call for independent police complaints body
Offensive comments drive call for independent police complaints body

 Karin Derkley 27 Feb 2018

Extraordinarily offensive comments by a former senior Victorian police officer responsible for professional standards highlights need for a complaints system that holds police accountable for their conduct, says the LIV...

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Crime down, but more in prison
Crime down, but more in prison

 Karin Derkley 09 Feb 2018

Crime rates in Victoria are down, but prisoner numbers are up, according to two recent reports...

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Youth workers, not police, needed in schools
Youth workers, not police, needed in schools

 Karin Derkley 06 Feb 2018

The Opposition's proposal to embed police in Victorian schools will do nothing to prevent youth crime and will instead foster a schools-to-prison pipeline, youth justice advocates say...

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The trouble with IBAC
The trouble with IBAC

 Merys Williams 02 Oct 2017

It's time for an independent investigation of police misconduct complaints....

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Operation public confidence
Operation public confidence

 Carolyn Ford 01 Dec 2016

After a damning report in 2013 that resulted in a forensic overhaul, the Adult Parole Board is determined to restore faith in the system. APB chair Peter Couzens has a big job ahead of him...

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Supreme Court Judgments
Supreme Court Judgments

 Professor Greg Reinhardt 01 Dec 2016

Refusal to disclose police intelligence information – did this result in lack of procedural fairness? Chief Commissioner of Police v Nikolic [2016] VSCA 2016 (unreported, 14 October 2016, No S APCI 2016 0097...

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Living Law: On the ball
Living Law: On the ball

 Karin Derkley 01 Oct 2016

Chief Examiner Steve McBurney is used to making tough calls – on and off the field. There are one or two similarities between being Chief Examiner and a footy umpire, says Steve McBurney..

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Amendments to s194 IBAC Act in FOI Amendment Bill 2016
Amendments to s194 IBAC Act in FOI Amendment Bill 2016

 Administrative Law & Human Rights Section 12 Aug 2016

The LIV welcomes the Government’s steps to amend s194 of the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Act 2011...

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Community Consultation on IBAC, the Victorian Ombudsman and the Auditor-General
Community Consultation on IBAC, the Victorian Ombudsman and the Auditor-General

  LIV Submission 10 Jun 2016

The LIV’s submission to the Department of Premier and Cabinet on the...

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