When a man is assaulted by six police officers outside his home, you’ve got to ask yourself: how often does this happen without anyone recording it?
Poet Anne Collins considers the impact of conflict zones throughout the world.
Writer Edward Caruso takes us into the thick of things in his poem Valdivia, where protesters and military police clash.
To help migrant victims of family violence, attending police have to understand the real story.
A new law giving police in the Northern Territory the power to perform “paperless arrests” has serious consequences for the rights of Indigenous Australians.
Meghana Sharma takes a look at a gap in Victoria’s legal system – compensation for victims of police abuses of power
Is police racism just a matter of a few “bad apples” or is it a more systemic problem? Mohamad Tabbaa tells us his harrowing account of experiencing years of discrimination by Victorian police.
By Michael Green This piece was originally published on the Wheeler Centre website. Last week, the State Coroner began an inquest into the death of a young man whose body was found in the Maribyrnong River. The hearing didn’t make it halfway. On Friday the coroner, Ian Gray, suspended it, directed police to reinvestigate on […]
This is a follow up interview with Lisa Caripis, who Victoria Police to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal over their refusal to destroy surveillance footage of her taken at a peaceful protest in 2010. You can read the interviews with her before the trial here and just after the trial here. The Tribunal handed down […]
By Ellena Savage. A version of this article previously appeared on the Tharunka website, and was the winner of Tharunka Non-Fiction Writing Competition. It is May, 2009. A cold, clear night; frost will set over the tips of lawns before dawn. I wait at a bar for my new boyfriend, Ishmail, an attractive Eritrean-Australian I met though […]
Lisa Caripis took Victoria Police to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal over their refusal to destroy surveillance footage of her taken at a peaceful protest in 2010. The hearing took place in mid-July. Right Now spoke to Lisa about the right to public protest, police surveillance and her feelings about the participating in the […]