Former police watchdog commissioner says officer may have acted unlawfully during teenager’s arrest

A former commissioner of the New South Wales Police watchdog believes a police officer captured on camera sweeping the legs out from a 16-year-old Indigenous boy may have acted unlawfully. NJP’s George Newhouse discusses the case with ABC News and his role representing the family of the teenager. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-03/pressure-builds-over-police-handling-of-indigenous-boys-arrest/12317868

Quoting a meme, Scott Morrison says US violence will not bring about change

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has referred to a meme to denounce violent protests in the United States prompted by the shocking death of an African-American man. In the SBS News coverage, NJP’s George Newhouse compares the case of David Dungay Junior, who died in custody while being pinned down by five police officers, with Mr Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. Read more from …

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These Two Podcasts about the work of the NJP are worth listening to

If you want to understand the tragedy unfolding on Nauru & the behind the scenes work of the lawyers and social workers getting sick kids off Nauru you might like to listen to these two podcasts. Breaking point: Australia under pressure to evacuate sick children from Nauru – Part 1 https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/backgroundbriefing/australia-under-pressure-to-fix-nauru-v2/10429782  Breaking point: Australia under pressure to evacuate sick children …

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George Newhouse discusses Kids off Nauru on ABC News 24

Lawyers for most of the children who have been evacuated from Nauru over the past 18 months have welcomed the statement by the government that they plan to relocate all remaining refugee children on Nauru to Australia by the end of the year. But even that may be too long for some of the children that we are working for. …