Category: Society and Culture

New law to expand police powers to ‘move on’ protesters

Photo: ACTU president Ged Kearney via http://www.actu.org.au Unions say a plan to enable police to order people in picket lines and blockades to “move on”, and arrest those who do not, erodes the right to political protest. The Coalition introduced reforms on Wednesday extending police powers to issue “move on” orders to people who prevent

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Forum held in Brisbane to address 2014 G20 summit, police powers

Photo: Max Riethmuller A public forum entitled G20: dissent, police powers and international reviews of security implementation was held yesterday as part of a collaborative project between the Griffith Law School, the Caxton Legal Centre, Queensland University of Technology and University of Queensland, to discuss whether vastly expanded police powers contained within the ‘G20 Safety and Security

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Strip searches approved in massive police powers boost for G20 forum in Brisbane CBD

Police will be granted extra powers inside a “declared area” of inner city Brisbane stretching from South Bank, to Kelvin Grove, Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley and Wooloongabba in a bid to stop the violent chaos that has crippled other G20 host cities. Inside the zone, police will be able to strip search anyone they fear

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10,000+ pages of declassified Australian UFO documents

The National Archives of Australia holds a number of records relating to unidentified flying objects (UFOs), flying saucers and other unidentified aerial sightings. Most of these records date from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, when public interest in UFOs was high and many sightings were reported to Commonwealth authorities. There was no specific government agency

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