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One year on from the Royal Commission, the NT youth justice system remains broken
To mark the anniversary of the release of the Royal Commission into Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory’s final report, the Change the Record Coalition, including significant human rights organisations, is calling on the NT Gunner Government to raise the age of criminal responsibility and get children out of harmful youth prisons.
Action still needed on Deaths in Custody Royal Commission recommendations
Change the Record has questioned the report released by the Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion yesterday, which claims that the majority of recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC) have been implemented.
Open letter: Call on the Federal Government to respond to the ALRC report
Open Letter calling on the Federal Government to release a response to the ALRC Pathways to Justice report
Closing the Gap must address the violence and over-imprisonment crisis destroying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s lives
The Closing the Gap Strategy must adopt targets to reduce violence and imprisonment rates, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led Change the Record Coalition has said in its submission to COAG’s ‘refresh’ of Closing the Gap.
Change the Record backs Law Reform Commission’s call to halt soaring numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people being sent to prison
The Australian Law Reform Commission report Pathways to Justice provides the Attorney-General and the Federal Government with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to halt soaring over-imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders call on government to close the gap in justice and community safety
The Prime Minister must use the Closing the Gap ‘refresh’ to commit to close the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous people in justice and safety outcomes, the respected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led Change the Record Coalition has stated.
Prime Minister needs to heed growing calls for national action to transform youth justice
Media Release: Prime Minister needs to heed growing calls for national action to transform youth justice
A plan to transform the justice system for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
Today the Change the Record Coalition launched an eight-point plan -Free to be Kids - National Plan of Action - to transform the youth justice system and prevent abuse of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children in prisons.
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