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Greater police powers and penalties threaten civil liberties in NSW for ‘public safety’

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Abstract


  • The New South Wales government recently introduced two new laws that impose serious constraints on how we use public spaces. They represent just the latest round of expanded police powers and higher criminal penalties justified in the name of “public safety”. The government’s solution is to let police decide who has the right to protest.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • L. McNamara & J. Quilter, 'Greater police powers and penalties threaten civil liberties in NSW for ‘public safety’' (2016) 8 April The Conversation 1-3.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3336&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2328

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 8 April

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • The New South Wales government recently introduced two new laws that impose serious constraints on how we use public spaces. They represent just the latest round of expanded police powers and higher criminal penalties justified in the name of “public safety”. The government’s solution is to let police decide who has the right to protest.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • L. McNamara & J. Quilter, 'Greater police powers and penalties threaten civil liberties in NSW for ‘public safety’' (2016) 8 April The Conversation 1-3.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3336&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2328

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 8 April

Place Of Publication


  • Australia