Tag: police

  • Opinion: Senator Lidia Thorpe – politicians as activists?

    Opinion: Senator Lidia Thorpe – politicians as activists?

    During the 2023 Mardi Gras parade on February 26th, Independent Senator Lidia Thorpe protested police inclusion in a march that originated as a day of grassroots queer resistance against police brutality in 1978. Much media interest regarding Senator Thorpe’s actions has centred around whether it was “right” for Senator Thorpe to disrupt the festivities, with…

  • Magistrate drops bail conditions for UNSW’s SRC education officer Cherish Kuehlmann  

    Magistrate drops bail conditions for UNSW’s SRC education officer Cherish Kuehlmann  

    Student activist and SRC education officer, Cherish Kuehlmann, has challenged her bail conditions in court this morning and won.   In late February, Kuehlmann was charged with ‘aggravated entry on enclosed land’ after participating in a 30-person protest at Commonwealth Bank. The charge carries a maximum penalty of $5,500.   Magistrate Clare Farnan dismissed her bail…

  • Police Confirm Undercover Presence at Roundhouse Parties

    Police Confirm Undercover Presence at Roundhouse Parties

    Eastern Beaches Local Area Command has been sending police officers dressed as students to parties held in the Roundhouse, and the Student Representative Council (SRC) has raised concerns about possible consequences carried by violent incidents with undercover police, including the accidental assault on a police officer, which carries greater punishment than student on student. The…

  • Whatever Happened To Occupy Sydney?

    Whatever Happened To Occupy Sydney?

    They came, they occupied, they were dispersed and now they are fighting legal cases on a score of fronts. Occupy Sydney might not have fired public imagination like its counterparts in recession-ridden cities across the United States and Europe, but in its bid to highlight corporate greed, the movement has simultaneously raised troubling concerns about…