Australia must better protect LGBTI womens’ rights

The UN’s expert committee on discrimination against women has raised a series of concerns about the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer women and girls in Australia.

The Committee grilled the Australian Government on the need for specialist services to address the "staggering rates of self-harm and suicide" for LGBTI people, particularly transgender and intersex people, caused by "unacceptably high rates of discrimination and harassment".

Former youth prisoner at the UN calls out Turnbull Government for failing Indigenous children

Indigenous advocate, Keenan Mundine, a former youth prisoner and principal consultant of Inside Out Aboriginal Justice Consultancy, has travelled to Geneva to address the UN Human Rights Council about the Turnbull Government’s failure to stop ten year old children being sent to prison.

“I have spent more than half of my life behind bars, and I want to make sure this will not be the same future for my children. Right now, children as young as ten are still being locked away in prisons across Australia. This year alone, around 600 children under the age of 14 were taken from their families and imprisoned. This injustice must end,” said Mr Mundine.

Read: Keenan Mundine's statement