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Victoria Police

Defund the Police

Defund the Police In 2017-18, in a knee-jerk reaction to an exceptional event, the Victorian Government overhauled the Bail Act. It was acknowledged at the time that the bail laws were already the most restrictive in Victoria, and the purpose...

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Police Interviews

Written by Amelia Ramsay, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Regardless of how it happens, you have a right to ask to speak to a lawyer before a police interview proceeds. Interview Dos and Don’ts There are a number of...

Police questioning a couple at a rally

Hold Them Accountable

Written by Amelia Ramsay, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Videoing Police It is hard to find the words to describe the footage of George Floyd. It is the same way I feel about the footage of the officers on...

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Necessity is the Mother of Invention – Rethinking Bail Reporting Conditions in the Age of COVID-19

Necessity is the Mother of Invention – Rethinking Bail Reporting Conditions in the Age of COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the day-to-day operation of the justice system. A recent example of this is Victoria Police’s decision to suspend...