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London police strip-searched 15yo Black girl at school

Strip searching children has made headlines again after a girl was strip-searched at her London school. The 15-year-old Black girl was searched at her school in London after teachers claimed she smelt of marijuana. The child had to spread her legs, spread her buttocks and cough. To add insult to injury, she was menstruating at …

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Strip searching children: 15yo Black girl strip-searched at school IN EAST LONDON FOR 'SMELLING LIKE WEED'

Raise the Age: Getting Children out of Prisons

Across Australia, children as young as 10 can be arrested by police, charged with an offence, hauled before Children’s Court and locked away in a prison. In response to this, Raise the Age is a campaign for the federal, state and territory governments to do what is right and #raisetheage of criminal responsibility. Accordingly, Australia …

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State of Victoria ‘not a good parent’ to indigenous children report finds

Victoria’s child protection system is under fire for not acting like a good parent to Indigenous children in its care. The state has been found to oppose bail for vulnerable young people in its care or asking the courts to take them into custody. The Commission for Children and Young People investigated the over-representation of …

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State of Victoria 'not a good parent' to vulnerable indigenous children, report finds

First Nations people and the criminal justice system – a tiring story of discrimination

First Nations people are more likely to be refused bail, more likely to get jail sentences and are grossly over-represented in the prison population. First Nations kids are also grossly over-represented in juvenile detention centres and are unfairly targeted in programs such as the Suspect Target Management Program. And yet, the Northern Territory Government, the …

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First Nations people and the criminal justice system - a tiring story of discrimination

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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Queensland Government's "war on youth" won't fix crime

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

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