Monday, February 15, 2010

Oppose Barnett’s stop and search powers

By Elliot Herrington, Perth
14 February 2010

Western Australia Liberal premier Colin Barnett wants to introduce draconian legislation which will give police more power. A wide spectrum of critics agree the proposed new powers are unprecedented in most of the Western world, would be grossly intrusive and would disproportionately penalise the most marginalised groups.