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New data reveals lower rate of Indigenous kids in youth justice

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 19th May 2020 -  But Indigenous children are still 16 times more likely than non-Indigenous children to be under supervision The rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children under youth

NFPs Welcome Ratification of Convention Against Torture Protocol

Lina Caneva, Friday, 10th February 2017 -  The not-for-profit sector has welcomed the federal government’s move to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) describing the move as a positive…

NFP Report Claims Refugee ‘Torture’ on Nauru

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 18th October 2016 -  A new not-for-profit report by aid agency Amnesty International claims the Australian government is responsible for the deliberate and systematic torture of refugees on Nauru…


Custodial Cultures – What Are We Breeding?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 11th August 2016 -  Opinion: More revelations of horrific child abuse at the Nauru detention centre following on from the shocking footage of abuse in the Northern Territory youth detention centre

Refugee Advocate Says Leaked Nauru Files ‘Appalling’

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 10th August 2016 -  The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) says leaked incident reports from Australia’s detention camp for asylum seekers on Nauru has again laid bare the devastating trauma and…

PM Restricts Royal Commission to NT Detention Only

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 27th July 2016 -  Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has revealed that a royal commission into youth detention abuse, following the damning ABC Four Corners report, will be limited to the Northern Territory,…

Manus Island Refugees Take Legal Action

Eisha Gupta , Thursday, 5th May 2016 -  More than 700 asylum seekers held in detention at Manus Island have taken legal action against the federal government in a bid to bring them to Australia. Barrister Jay Williams, from

PNG Court Rules Detention of Asylum Seekers Illegal

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 26th April 2016 -  Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court has ruled Australia’s detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island is illegal. Pro Bono Australia News has obtained a copy of the PNG

Baby Released From Detention

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 20th January 2015 -  In a rare backdown on border control from the Abbott Government, a baby that has spent its entire life in detention has been released. Lawyers for baby Ferouz, who has been detained…

Manus Island at Boiling Point – NFP

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 15th January 2015 -  Hundreds of refugees at the Australian Government’s Manus Island detention centre have joined a hunger strike and are threatening their own lives in protest of the way they…

Aid Agency Rejects Nauru Detention Claims

Lina Caneva, Friday, 3rd October 2014 -  Aid agency Save the Children has rejected claims that their staff at the Nauru Detention Centre have fabricated allegations of abuse and self harm. The rebuff from the Not for Profit…

Tamil Asylum Seeker Claims Go to High Court

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 21st August 2014 -  Asylum seeker lawyers have won the right to proceed to a full bench hearing of the High Court to challenge to the Federal Government's powers to detain and turn back asylum seekers…
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