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Police use pepper spray on students at ‘Protest against Pyne’

Students were pepper sprayed by the NSW police earlier today during a protest against Education Minister, Christopher Pyne. Student protesters had converged on the Sydney Masonic Centre to make known their continued opposition to the Federal Government’s proposed higher education reforms. Following a number of speeches in the building’s carpark entrance, the protesters attempted to…

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Shooting to kill: time to rethink the Taser?

The recent death of a Brazilian student stunned by a Taser has failed to change perspectives on Tasers as non-lethal alternatives to guns, writes Eleanor Gordon-Smith. The question is not whether they quell crime. For guns, too, quell crime. The question is whether they are truthfully a non-lethal alternative to handgun use.