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A report led by UNSW researchers has highlighted the negative effect of COVID-19 fines.


One of the Redfern Legal Centre’s main roles – its police powers practice – has been saved from closure thanks to UNSW Law sponsorship. The successful state-wide service was under threat after a number or state and federal funding losses.

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The NSW government’s hastily introduced legislation to extend police powers of arrest threatens fundamental rights and police effectiveness, write Vicki Sentas and Nicholas Cowdery.