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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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Disability Royal Commission looks into criminal justice system

Advocates for a First Nations man with cognitive disability detained for 14 years say they will renew his case for justice in the United Nations. Winmartie’s* two guardians both gave evidence to the Disability Royal Commission examining the interactions of people with a cognitive disability and the criminal justice system. Winmartie has been in detention …

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Disability royal commission looks into criminal justice system

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

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

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.

Senator Lidia Thorpe to give Juanita Nielson memorial lecture

Senator Lidia Thorpe will be delivering the 2020 Juanita Nielsen Memorial Lecture tomorrow evening (Tuesday, December 15, 2020). Gunnai-Gunditjmara woman Lidia Thorpe is an activist and Greens Senator in Victoria. Ms Thorpe is the first Aboriginal Senator from Victoria and the first Aboriginal woman to sit in the Victorian Parliament. Before entering Parliament, Lidia Thorpe …

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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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Defend the International Mining and Resources Conference IMARC 25

“You created a beast” – Former SAS Soldier takes aim at top brass on The Clink

A former SAS Soldier who did seven tours of Afghanistan takes aim at Australian Defence Force (ADF) bosses for stating they were ‘unaware’ of the actions of the teams. This week on The Clink, host Brent Simpson is joined by former SAS Soldier Wes H. Hennessey. H expressed his frustration as to the gap in …

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