Strengthening advocacy for criminal justice reform in Australia.
Strengthening advocacy for criminal justice reform in Australia.

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Last month, the public feelings on the cashless debit card were made clear, as Australia put pressure on their MPs to block the proposed Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Continuation of Cashless Welfare) Bill 2020, which initially pushed to make the trial permanent.
Authorities will be given the ability to take over the online accounts of Australians and hack into networks to change or delete data for alleged crimes that carry jail time of three years or more, under legislation introduced to Parliament on Thursday.
In just 12 days, New York’s Rikers Island prison has gone from one to almost 200 confirmed coronavirus cases. One corrections staff member has died from the virus. The prison’s Chief Physician has described the situation as a “public health disaster unfolding before our eyes”.
Victoria is the only state or territory in Australia that does not have a spent convictions scheme, which allows for minor convictions to be wiped from someone’s record after a period of time with no offending.
Under the Andrews government, Victoria is imprisoning more people than at any time in history. We are imprisoning women at the fastest growing rate in the Western world, with Aboriginal women – who face systemic racism – the most incarcerated group on the planet.
A new campaign is calling on Victorian premier Daniel Andrews to show his progressive values by drastically reducing the number of women and children in jail.
In just 12 days, New York’s Rikers Island prison has gone from one to almost 200 confirmed coronavirus cases. One corrections staff member has died from the virus. The prison’s Chief Physician has described the situation as a “public health disaster unfolding before our eyes”.
Victoria Police are expanding the use of body cameras despite concerns from community and legal groups about a lack of rules over their use and uncertainty about the accessibility of footage to support complaints about police conduct.
melbourne mother speaks out
Eleven years have passed since Martha Ojulo’s son was brutally assaulted and left for dead on a Melbourne nature strip. He was just 19. Liep Gony was set upon by two white men armed with metal poles, but a Supreme Court judge said during sentencing the attack wasn’t racially motivated.
Throughout his short life, Martha Ojulo felt so proud of Liep, her “beautiful son, her right-hand man”. While she was at English language classes, the teenager would pick up his younger sister, Rouza, from school, ferry her home and prepare her dinner.
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