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Recommendation 199

Prevent the excessive use of force by the police and investigate all complaints thoroughly

Criminal justice
Violence, abuse and mistreatment
Population group
All people
Australian Government Agency and/or Jurisdiction

• Attorney-General's Department
• Department of Home Affairs
• States and territories

Australia's Response
Australia's Position

Any use of force by officials in Australia is safeguarded by oversight and accountability mechanisms, including independent ombudsmen and integrity commissions.

For information about state and territory police oversight mechanisms, visit: