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Interesting timing – a post on corruption in government departments followed by one on crime and now we have a story linking them together.

Former Assistant Director of the NSW Crime Commission Mark Standen has been charged with a number of drug offences and will face trial at the Supreme Court. This is the latest in a saga stretching back to June last year when Standen was arrested at his desk for allegedly attempting to import millions of dollars worth of ephedrine, the chemical used to make the drug ice.

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Bikie laws – A closer look

The NSW Parliament passed a controversial new set of laws in April to “crack down” on outlaw bikie gangs. You might be thinking (like I was), that if we already know that they’re “outside the law” why do we need new laws to… outlaw them? As with most law and order reforms the answer lies in the raw politics of the issue.

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