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Queensland Government’s “war on youth” won’t fix crime

The Queensland Government‘s latest knee jerk reaction to a spate of tragedies leaves already vulnerable children in an even more vulnerable position. Earlier this year, three people were killed in incidents involving children. A young couple tragically died near Brisbane when a 17-year-old was driving a stolen car whilst intoxicated. Another young woman was killed …

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Open letter to renew funding for cognitive disability justice support scheme

Dear Attorney General Mark Speakman, The overrepresentation and disadvantage experienced by people with cognitive disability in the criminal justice system has been long recognised. If you have an intellectual disability or another cognitive disability like autism or acquired brain injury then you need specialist support if you come into contact with the police and the …

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Open letter to renew funding for cognitive disability justice support scheme JAS CIDP

From Convict to Fitness Empire – the story of ConFit

At 21, Joe Kwon was sentenced to 13 years in prison for directing a criminal enterprise. Now, Joe owns and runs a fitness start-up that does just more than build muscles. During his time on the inside, he was taught the value of education and self-worth. The main goal of ConFit is to create a …

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Former Royal Commissioner into Youth Justice Slams QLD “crackdown” on youth crime

Former co-commissioner of the Northern Territory’s Royal Commission into the Detention and Protection of Children Mick Gooda slammed Queensland’s new response to youth crime. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced several new tough measures to be implemented as part of a ‘crackdown’ on youth crime. While Mr Gooda supported calls to address youth crime, he doesn’t agree with …

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New QLD Laws to crackdown on youth crime

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

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

‘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

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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