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March 12, 2014


The following reflection on Justice is written by Michele Harris from ‘concerned Australians’. Michele is responding to an article in the SMH by Sol Bellear who comments on John Pilger’s film Utopia. Read Sol Bellear’s article here. Justice – Michele Harris  “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”     Benjamin […]

Overcrowding at Far Northern prison leads to deaths in custody fear

November 17, 2011


Melanie Petrinec Thursday, November 3, 2011 © The Cairns Post A SENIOR indigenous affairs advocate says the Cairns watch-house is being used as an “annex” for the Far North’s overflowing prison, breaching recommendations from the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service chief executive Shane Duffy believes […]

Dickensian conditions in NT prisons_The Australian

November 14, 2011


This article was recently published in the Australian about prisons in the NT. November 08, 20113:22 ROBERT Wallis doesn’t look like the sort of bloke who would get scared easily, but when he entered Darwin’s Berrimah Prison for the first time, he admits he was frightened. What he saw in 2007, when he was […]

Deaths in Custody Campaign

October 6, 2011


Brisbane’s Catholic Justice and Peace Commission and the Archdiocesan Murri Ministry Team joined together to launch a campaign to get Government action to address on-going Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths in custody. The campaign was launched last Wednesday evening at Musgrave Park, South Brisbane, on the anniversary of the death in custody of a […]