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Calls for criminal record reform to give vulnerable Victorians a second chance

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 16th March 2021 -  Victoria is the only state or territory in Australia that does not have a spent convictions scheme          A coalition of more than 50 health, legal, Indigenous, and youth advocacy groups

Restricting Criminal Access to Redress Scheme a Denial of Human Rights

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th June 2018 -  The Senate has passed legislation to establish a National Redress Scheme from 1 July, but the community and legal sectors have warned that the possible exclusion of people with criminal

More Money Spent on Crime and Punishment

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 20th December 2016 -  Prison costs are “spiralling out of control” as more people are being put behind bars but it is “not making us safer”, according to a new report. States of Justice: Criminal Justice


Youth Justice System Needs Balance

Julie Edwards, Tuesday, 4th October 2016 -  Has Victoria learned nothing from the outcry around the abuse and brutalisation of young people within the Northern Territory’s youth justice system – we don’t need a “supermax”

More Abuse Uncovered on Nauru, So Who’s Responsible?

Julie Edwards, Thursday, 18th August 2016 -  Opinion: It is time Australia rejected the fiction that our political leaders are not somehow responsible for what happens on the offshore detention centres they have created, writes

Prison Spending ‘Travesty’- NFP

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 26th February 2015 -  A new analysis by social change Not for Profit, Jesuit Social Services reveals a $626 million spike in prison spending in Victoria over the past ten years – money the NFP says…

Welfare Reform Submissions Low

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 12th August 2014 -  The Federal Government has received just 60 submissions to its controversial welfare reform draft report – many are from individuals outside the Not for Profit sector. The…


Funding Reforms Hit Most Vulnerable

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th July 2014 -  Mental health funding reforms will impact the most vulnerable members of the community while losing years of hard earned innovation and wisdom within the Not for Profit sector, writes

Most Vulnerable At Risk of Being Left Behind

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 17th June 2014 -    Sector reform and its impact on disadvantaged community members was on the agenda at a recent symposium attended by more than 20 faith-based organisations, writes Julie Edwards,

NFP’s Mixed Reaction to Vic Budget

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 7th May 2014 -  Community sector groups have welcome the Victorian Government’s investment into infrastructure as part of the State Budget but say it must be matched with investment into…

Rethink Needed on Youth Justice System

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 17th September 2013 -  Not for Profit leaders in the youth justice system want legislative changes to increase the age of criminal responsibility and more child-specific bail principles – issues…

Rethink Children in Remand – NFP Report

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 26th February 2013 -  Research released by Jesuit Social Services claims vulnerable and disadvantaged Victorian children are being unnecessarily remanded into custody. The research calls for reforms…
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