Sydney’s Invasion Day Events

This year Invasion Day rallies are set to push on despite COVID-19 and an immense heatwave in the east. Face masks will be mandatory across all events and protests will be divided into smaller groups to comply with social distancing. Sydney Invasion Day Events A vigil will be held at Barangaroo Reserve from dusk till …

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Invasion Day 2021

Plans to set aside unfair child sexual abuse settlements

New legislation will set aside unfair settlements between institutions and victims of child sexual abuse. However, the current draft amendment fails to take into consideration a large portion of the victims. NSW MLC David Shoebridge has made a formal submission to NSW Government to set aside all unfair settlements of child sexual abuse. The current …

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United Nations slam Australia’s human rights record

The United Nation‘s Universal Period Review Working Group has slammed Australia in its review of our human rights. UN Members pushed Australia to genuinely consult with First Nations organisations on issues such as: Constitutional recognition, a Voice to Parliament, codifying the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and and justice reform. Co-Chair of …

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UN slams Australia's Human Rights Records

‘Treat kids like kids’ – former President of WA Children’s Court speaks out

Former President of the Western Australia Children’s Court urges courts to treat children, like children. Denis Reynolds said that courts have shifted to being more concerned with the seriousness of the offence than the children’s welfare. Some of the Aboriginal children who appeared before him were so young and small he could hardly see them …

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President of Childrens Court WA speaks out on Indigneous incarceration

From Prison to the Podium – The Clink returns with a tale of redemption

The Clink has returned in full swing for season three of the well-received podcast. Chris “tatted strength” Luera kicks off the season alongside host Brent Simpson. The Californian has spent many years behind bars. From gang life and drug abuse to competing for glory in fitness, Luera has risen to the top of his fitness …

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QLD Detective disciplined over investigation of Brisbane gang rape

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) have disciplined a detective who mishandled a gang rape investigation, in which destruction of key evidence occurred. Detective Senior Sergeant Chris Fenelon has been disciplined by the QPS, but the details of that discipline are unknown. This has prompted the victim’s lawyer to call for intervention by the Queensland’s Crime …

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Opposition to proposed prison in Sydney’s west

The NSW Government has identified a suburb near Parramatta in Sydney‘s west as the preferred site for the city’s next major jail. Heavy industry has dominated the suburb of Camellia for decades. The new plans to build a prison could undermine attempts to create jobs and new homes, according to council and business groups. Camellia …

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Tweeting in court? First review into open justice since birth of social media

The NSW Law Reform Commission is seeking submissions in relation to: a review of suppression orders, media access to court documents and the use of Twitter in court. The review, announced by NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman, covers multiple terms of reference including whether suppression orders can be enforced in a digital era, and whether …

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Tasmania Police cut clothes off teenager during strip search

A 17-year-old Aboriginal teenager was strip-searched in Hobart CBD, with her clothes cut off by Tasmania Police. The teenager was stopped by police after trying to catch a bus home, as strict bail conditions prevented her from entering the city centre. Spokeswoman for the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Nala Mansell said the teenager was left ‘shaken …

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Aboriginal teenager was strip-searched in Hobart CBD, with her clothes cut off by Tasmania Police.
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