An examination of the Corruption and Crime Commission’s oversight of excessive use of force allegations against members of the WA Police Force

An inquiry into the Western Australian Corruption and Crime Commission’s oversight of police misconduct investigations, particularly allegations of excessive use of force, with an examination of: 1. The nature and prevalence of allegations of excessive use of force by WA police officers. 2. Circumstances in which allegations of excessive use of force are investigated internally Read More …

Assistant Attorney General: Commonwealth could “legislate” on Daniel Andrews’ pandemic powers

The Commonwealth could use Australia’s international human rights obligations to “exclude” Daniel Andrews’ tough pandemic powers, but the Assistant Attorney General says Victorians should instead demand better government. The Assistant Attorney General has lashed Premier Daniel Andrews’ “unprecedented” pandemic powers, declaring that the proposed new bill would allow the government to “deprive people of liberty” Read More …

Amendments and New Clause ~ PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELLBEING AMENDMENT (PANDEMIC MANAGEMENT) BILL 2021

The Victorian state government have created the new bill to replace Victoria’s State of Emergency laws, which were used during the COVID-19 pandemic, but had to be renewed every four weeks. The laws give the government the legal basis for lockdowns, mandatory mask-wearing, vaccine mandates and curfews. The Victorian government said the new laws would be “purpose built” Read More …

Western Australia ~ The Constitution and Roles of Parliament.

An complete overview of the operational workings and historical insight to the Western Australian Parliament. From federation to the current day federalism, this 88 page expose provides an array of information from responsible governement, principles of democracy, the three branches of government, roles of the Assembly’s  and even your right of reply to the Parliament. Read More …

Excessive COVID policing ‘burdening’ courts

The “excessive” fines and charges issued by NSW Police in its attempts to enforce a number of COVID-19 restrictions have had an “unsustainable impact on courts” and has ultimately slowed the state’s recovery, the Aboriginal Legal Service said. New data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) revealed that the “increased enforcement activity” Read More …

Prerogative Powers.

In constitutional monarchies like Australia, as well as Canada, New Zealand, and the UK, a fundamental principle of government is that much of the legal basis for the executive and its powers comes from the historical powers of the Crown. Combined with the Constitution and statutes, the Crown continues to be a fundamental source of Read More …