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Push for Youth Koori Court in Lismore

A petition has been created to push for a Youth Koori Court to be established in Lismore. “The Northern Rivers and North Coast of NSW have a disproportionate number of Indigenous youth in contact with the criminal justice system,” the […]

New Podcast Focuses on Reformed Bad Boys

The Clink: A New Podcast Focused on Reformed Bad Boys Ex-bikie Brent Simpson has launched a podcast about Australia’s reformed notorious bad boys. The former Bandidos sergeant-at-arms spent six years in prison for drug importation, noting that the stint probably […]

Record Payout for Victim of Historic Child Abuse

Record payout for victim of historic child sexual abuse in Victoria A man has received a record $1.5 million court-ordered payout from the Victorian Education Department. His abuser was a teacher who also abused dozens of children of the course […]

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No Charges for Police Officers Involved in Death of Tanya Day

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that the following article contains images of deceased persons. Victoria Police told The Age that it will not be proceeding with criminal charges against police officers involved in the death of […]

Coroner’s report of Tane Chatfield case Slams NSW System

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that the following article contain images of deceased persons. Coroner Harriet Grahame has stated that deaths of young men like Tane Chatfield won’t be reduced unless Australia addresses the “grossly disproportionate” […]

Criminalisation of the Homeless

Last week, our Principal Solicitor Peter O’Brien did the Legal Aid list at Central Local Court, assisting unrepresented people with their criminal charges. Sadly, 14 of the 15 people on the list at the Court that day were homeless. Census […]

Should Australia Introduce a Charter of Rights?

Australia’s Constitution as it stands protects only a limited number of rights. Most of them have been read as ‘implied rights’ by the High Court. Australians can find their human rights that are protected in the Constitution, in common law, […]

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Urgent Calls for Independent Oversight into Deaths in Custody

First Nations advocates and families of those who have died in custody are demanding “fundamental change[s] to the justice system”. Deadly Connections Community and Justice Services held a press conference behind NSW Parliament today with the Chatfield Family. Greens MLA […]

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Free The Flag Campaign Picks Up AFL Support

This weekend when you’re watching the AFL Indigenous Round, you’ll notice a glaring lack of Aboriginal flags on display. Why is this? Well, it’s a copyright issue. A company called “WAM Clothing” has exclusive worldwide rights to use the flag […]