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Kamilaroi man pushing for a healthier community on The Clink

Growing up in one of the roughest streets in Redfern, in inner city Sydney, Kamilaroi man Jeffrey Morgan was always cautious of the life paths he could have ended down. From a young age, Morgan made a conscious effort to look after himself, and encourage others to do the same. Today, Morgan is the creator …

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Jeffrey Morgan on The Clink

Indigenous woman allegedly strip-searched in front of male inmates

An Indigenous woman at the Alexander Maconochie Centre in Canberra was allegedly strip-searched by male officers, in full view of male inmates. The 37-year-old was on remand at the centre which houses both male and female inmates. She was allegedly strip-searched naked by officers including two male officers and two male nurses, with multiple male …

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Indigneous woman allegedly strip searched at Alexander Maconochie Centre in front of males

Aboriginal man cleared of charges after being tasered by police

Johannes Mangurra was charged with assaulting police officers and resisting arrest after he was tasered inside Numbulwar Police station in the Northern Territory in August 2019. Police pepper-sprayed and tasered the 24-year-old. He then bit police officers during a scuffle on the ground. His lawyers labelled the treatment in police custody as “outrageous” and argued …

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Aboriginal Man charged with assault police

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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Chris Luera on The Clink Podcast

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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“I asked to go back to jail” – No regulations for rehab centres

Women are speaking out about the conditions of a rehabilitation centre in Sydney where leaders follow the fundamentalist Christian practice of speaking in tongues. As part of bail conditions, often those impacted by addiction are sent into a rehabilitation centre as a way to attempt to curb their addictions and to avoid going into prison. …

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Unregulated rehabilitation centres worse than jail

Defend the IMARC 25: Drop the charges against protestors

The 25 protestors arrested and charged at last year’s International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) are calling for support to have their charges dropped. In October last year, the protestors were arrested and charged with multiple offences including; unlawful assembly, besetting premises, and incitement. The protesters were arrested while they exercised their civil liberties, attempting …

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