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Systemic issues relating to police practices of interviewing children following refusal of interview: submission to LECC Investigation Operation Mantus

March 2023

It is also our experience that police across NSW frequently interview children after receiving explicit instructions that the child does not wish to be interviewed. In our experience, this practice is long standing.

The ALS submits that given the frequency of this widespread practice, its impact on the individual children involved, and its undermining of fundamental principles of criminal law and community confidence in police, it is a practice that is both systemic and extremely concerning.

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