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Decision to raise detention age in Tasmania only a ‘first step’ in youth justice reform

Danielle Kutchel, Friday, 10th June 2022 -  Advocates say more action is needed for the welfare of children. Tasmania has become the first state in the country to raise the age of criminal detention, from 10 to 14 years old. The

Campaign Pushes For Drug Policy Rethink

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 1st October 2018 -  With drug induced deaths at a 20 year high in Australia, a coalition of 60 charity, community and health groups are launching a campaign to push for a rethink of current drug policy.   

Open Letter to PM Calls For Action on Indigenous Incarceration

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 18th September 2018 -  A coalition of Indigenous leaders, academics and community groups are challenging the government over their silence on an inquiry into incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres

Aboriginal Legal Custody Service Secures Ongoing Funding

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 3rd December 2015 -  A massive public and political campaign to save a custody program within the Aboriginal Legal Service has seen the Federal Government deliver a three year funding agreement. The…

ALS Endorse New CEO

Staff Reporter, Monday, 4th June 2012 -  The Aboriginal Legal Service (ALS) Board has appointed Phil Naden as their new chief executive (NSW/ACT). ALS Chair Iris White said the selection process for the position was very…

Justice Award for Aboriginal Legal Service Staffer

Staff Reporter, Friday, 28th October 2011 -  John McKenzie, Chief Legal Officer of Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) has been awarded the Law and Justice Foundation Justice Medal. McKenzie won the award for his outstanding…
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