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100 organisations call for national action on youth justice
Nearly 100 organisations across Australia have joined Change the Record to call on the Prime Minister and Chief Ministers to make a real commitment to national action after the the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory handed down its landmark report.
Change the Record Coalition response to Northern Territory Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children
Abuse highlighted in NT Royal Commission demands a national response
The Federal Government must seize the opportunity presented by the forthcoming release of the report of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory to take national action on youth justice issues through the development of a National Youth Justice Action Plan, according to the Change the Record Coalition.
Governments must act on UN report criticising Australia’s record on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander human rights
Media release: Governments must act on UN report criticising Australia's record on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander human rights
Three years since Ms Dhu’s tragic death in custody and unfair laws remain
Three years since Ms Dhu's tragic death in custody and unfair laws still remain
Abuse of children in youth detention requires a national response
The Change the Record Coalition has today called for a national response to end the abuse of children in youth detention, following allegations of violence and mistreatment in ACT youth detention facilities.
Closing the gap on Indigenous incarceration could save almost $19bn in 2040
Indigenous incarceration is costing nearly $8 billion annually and will grow to almost $20 billion per annum by 2040 without further intervention, according to a PwC Australia and PwC’s Indigenous Consulting (PIC) report released today. The report also highlights the social costs of incarceration and points to the economic and social benefits of Indigenous-led, evidence-based approaches in addressing the issue. In 2016 justice system costs related to Indigenous incarceration were $3.9 billion, and are forecast to grow to $10.3 billion annually by 2040. Welfare costs associated with the issue will rise to $110 million by 2040, while economic costs will reach over $9 billion annually.
New report launched to address skyrocketing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s imprisonment rates
The over-imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women is a growing national crisis that is being overlooked by all levels of government in Australia, the Human Rights Law Centre and Change the Record said in a new report to be launched today.
Over 100 organisations call on the Prime Minister to show national leadership on youth justice.
Today more than 100 organisations, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak representative bodies, community and legal groups, have published an Open Letter calling for the Prime Minister to show national leadership on youth justice. The letter has been released to coincide with the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory handing down its interim report today.
Aboriginal leaders seek new relationship with government through historic Redfern Statement
Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peaks will today demand a new relationship with government as they deliver the historic Redfern Statement direct to the Prime Minister at Parliament House.