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Manus Island committee has never met, immigration department admits

Manus Island committee has never met, immigration department admits

The committee set up to oversee detainee processing times on the Manus Island immigration detention facility has never met, in direct breach of Australia’s deal with the Papua New Guinea government, …

National police unit monitors 9,000 ‘domestic extremists’

National police unit monitors 9,000 ‘domestic extremists’

A national police unit that uses undercover officers to spy on political groups is currently monitoring almost 9,000 people it has deemed “domestic extremists”.

The National Domestic Extremism Unit is using surveillance techniques

Sub-postmasters union condemns £15.4m bonus pot for Post Office bosses

Sub-postmasters union condemns £15.4m bonus pot for Post Office bosses

Senior Post Office bosses were awarded more than £2m in bonuses last year at the same time as ending a £2.2m incentive scheme for sub-postmasters which led to the latter …

Riots may be controlled with chemicals

Future riots could be quelled by projectiles containing chemical irritants fired by police using new weapons that are now in the final stages of development.

The Discriminating Irritant Projectile (Dip) has been under development by the Home Office’s centre for

Climate scientists support Request Initiative’s appeal for GWPF to reveal funders

The Guardian’s Leo Hickman reports today on next Friday’s Information Rights Tribunal when Request Initiative will appeal for the Global Warming Policy Foundation to reveal the identity its seed funder.

The newspaper says leading climate scientists are backing the appeal, …

British government blocked Guantanamo detained briton’s access to evidence

The British government has fought in the High Court since 2009 to prevent the last Briton held in Guantanamo, and his lawyers, gaining access to evidence which may have proved his innocence, a Freedom of Information request revealed.

£274,345 was …

Missing Met chief’s dairy halts FoIA request

The Metropolitan Police appears to have lost Lord Stevens’ diary, containing crucial information for the ongoing Leveson Inquiry into the illegal practices at Murdoch’s News International, the Telegraph and the Independent report.

According to the newspapers, the disappearance of the …