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The Queensland Police Service is investigating a private Facebook group over reportedly sexist, racist and homophobic posts by its officers. The “Defend the Blue” Facebook group is one of several private groups only open to serving and former Queensland police officers. A senior serving Queensland Police officer set up the group last year. It currently …

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released new data showing gay, lesbian and bisexual Australians trust police, the justice system and the healthcare system less than straight folk. The ABS spent four months last year conducting their General Social Survey for 2020. From June to September, they surveyed a range of Australians on a variety …

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Hundreds have signed an open letter from activist group Pride in Protest calling on Melbourne’s Midsumma to ban police officers and correctional officers from the city’s annual Pride March. The Midsumma Pride March 2021 kicks off this Sunday morning in St Kilda (May 23), as part of the annual LGBTIQ festival in Victoria. A contingent …

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NYC Pride yesterday announced a ban on police and other law enforcement officials at Pride events. The organisation committed to maintaining the ban until 2025. “Effective immediately, NYC Pride will ban corrections and law enforcement exhibitors at NYC Pride events until 2025.” Further, the organisation challenged local law enforcement to acknowledge past harm. NYC Pride …

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Former AFL coach Dani Laidley is suing Victoria Police for negligence over the alleged “malicious” leaking of sensitive photos of her in custody that outed her as transgender. Last May, Dani Laidley was arrested for stalking offences outside a woman’s home, to which she later plead guilty. After the arrest, a photo of Laidley’s mugshot …

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NSW Police have called for witnesses after ABC crime reporter Mark Reddie and others were pelted with eggs by “a car full of idiots” after Sydney’s Mardi Gras parade. Reddie spoke out about the attack on Sunday morning, and reported it to police on Monday. A NSW Police spokesperson said officers were investigating an assault …

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Activist group Pride in Protest say they’ll go ahead with an alternate Mardi Gras protest march on Saturday, despite opposition from NSW Police. This Saturday’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade is a ticketed event at the Sydney Cricket Ground due to COVID-19. That afternoon, Pride in Protest and other groups are planning their …

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Recently I joined over a thousand GLBTIQA+ people in signing the Pride in Protest petition. This petition asked for the removal of uniformed police and uniformed corrective service members from Mardi Gras. Motions based on the petition were put to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG) AGM but were narrowly voted down.  Belle …

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The wife of missing Queensland woman Amy Schulkins (pictured right) has begged her spouse to come home, over a month after she disappeared. The 36-year-old’s wife, Rebecca Schulkins, reported Amy missing from a John Street residence in Caboolture South on December 30. CCTV captured her in her white Nissan Patrol at Caboolture, north of Brisbane, …

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Queensland Police have released the last known photo of missing Caboolture mum Amy Schulkins, almost two weeks after she disappeared. The 36-year-old’s family reported her missing from a John Street residence in Caboolture South address on December 30, 2020. CCTV captured her in her white Nissan Patrol at Caboolture, north of Brisbane, just before midnight …

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