On Manus and Nauru we can’t sit back and hope for leadership from our politicians

On Manus and Nauru we can’t sit back and hope for leadership from our politicians

If we’ve learnt anything from the #LetThemStay campaign. If we’ve learnt anything from Baby Asha and the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. If we’ve learnt anything from the church sanctuary movement, it’s this: on this issue, we can’t sit back and hope for leadership from our politicians. It’s you who must lead them.

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The gap grows wider for remote communities struggling with severe overcrowding

The gap grows wider for remote communities struggling with severe overcrowding

To achieve the Close the Gap measures, the federal and territory governments need to engage in genuine dialogue with Aboriginal people. The chronic crisis of overcrowding can only be addressed through a collaborative approach, with a view to ultimately giving control back to Aboriginal communities.

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Government must stop jailing children in the state’s most notorious prison

Government must stop jailing children in the state’s most notorious prison

Just a day after Victoria’s highest court confirmed the government acted unlawfully in detaining children at the Barwon adult prison, the Minister has tried yet again to keep them there. The government is spending extraordinary resources defending the indefensible – jailing children in the state’s most notorious adult prison.

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The real crisis facing Victoria's youth justice system

The real crisis facing Victoria's youth justice system

There is indeed a crisis in Victoria's youth justice system. It is not one, as the Government suggests, of available beds or suitable facilities – these things are imminently fixable with a dose of political will. Rather, the crisis is one of a myopic outlook and a merciless attitude: a willingness to countenance cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.

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