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Indigenous children in Queensland police watchhouses are a “death in custody waiting to happen”, calls to raise age of criminal responsibility to at least 14
Change the Record has condemned the practice of police holding children in watchhouses in Queensland, ahead of Four Corners tonight which exposes horrific abuses of children as young as 10 years old.
New statistics show urgency to raise the age of criminal responsibility to at least 14 to end Indigenous over-incarceration
Change the Record says today’s Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s Youth Justice in Australia 2017–18 report demonstrates the urgent need for Australia to raise the age of criminal responsibility to at least 14 years of age.
Change the Record welcomes commitments to addressing critical First Nations justice issues
Change the Record has welcomed commitments from the Australian Labor Party and The Australian Greens on critical Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice issues. Today the Australian Labor Party announced a $107 million First Nations justice package.
Change the Record joins over 100 organisations calling for next Government to retain Indigenous Legal Assistance Program, welcomes commitments
Change the Record has joined over 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak bodies, legal, health, disability, social justice and human rights organisations , signing on to an open letter calling on the next government to retain the Indigenous Legal Assistance Program (ILAP).
New petition from Change the Record calls for next government to retain independence of Indigenous Legal Assistance Program
Change the Record in partnership with the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS) has launched a petition calling on the next government to retain the only dedicated national program addressing disadvantage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the justice system, the Indigenous Legal Assistance Program (ILAP).
Change the Record joins over 80 organisations call on Premier Andrews to abolish public drunkenness offence on 28th anniversary of deaths in custody Royal Commission
Today Change the Record has joined Tanya Day's family, Human Rights Law Centre and over 80 organisations calling for Premier Daniel Andrews to abolish the offence of public drunkenness.
A Budget that “works for everyone” must pull First Nations people out of poverty trap, not allow cashless card expansion
Change the Record welcomes Labor’s commitment to increase support for NDIS, safe housing for women escaping violence and a living wage, but is disheartened that the Budget Reply leaves behind First Nations people experiencing poverty.
Federal Budget to accelerate mass-incarceration as Government abandons Indigenous legal services and punishes people in poverty
Change the Record has condemned the Federal Government’s Budget, demanding that the Government stays committed to self-determined legal services and stops punishing people struggling to make ends meet.
One year on, Federal Government ignores yet another Federal Aboriginal Justice Inquiry, destroying lives and wasting millions
The Change the Record Coalition is appalled at the Federal Government’s complete disregard of the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) Pathways to Justice Inquiry on the over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Australia is criminalising Aboriginal women at the fastest rates and most are survivors of violence
Last night’s ABC Four Corners report showed how Australia is criminalising women more than ever. In response, Change the Record calls for Australian Governments to listen to the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women for solutions.