This paper analyses eight criminal justice laws applicable in New South Wales – six are matters of state legislation, one is the absence of state legislation and one is a High Court decision. The cases were chosen for their currency and the degree of concern expressed about them. In each case the law about which there was concern is identified, the suggested human rights breach is noted, some background to the development of each law is given, and then the international jurisprudence is applied, leading to a provisional conclusion. Continue reading “Criminal oversight: A human rights review of recent criminal justice law in New South Wales (2001)”
This report is a policy and legislation review of developments in youth street rights and the relevant police powers, since the Kids in Justice (Youth Justice Coalition) report of 1990. Continue reading “Youth street rights: A policy & legislation review (Tim Anderson, Steve Campbell and Sheree Turner, 1999)”
An autobiographical expose of the New South Wales criminal justice system. In 1991, Tim Anderson was acquitted of charges related to a bombing outside a political conference in Sydney, in 1978. In 1992 he published a book (Take Two, Bantam, Sydney) about his arrests, court cases, and prison experiences, over the previous thirteen years. Take Two is now out of print, but its full text is reproduced here, along with a 2002 update.