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Published research, Child Abuse Royal Commission

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and child sexual abuse in institutional contexts<p>Patricia Anderson, Muriel Bamblett, Dawn Bessarab, …

Torres Strait Islander

Uluru Youth Group demand leaders get behind constitutional reform

Young Indigenous leaders have sent an open letter to the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader demanding they get behind the Referendum Council's …

Torres Strait Islander

The national tragedy of female incarceration

Women's News

Lionel Murphy: Nation's most enduring judicial scandal reignited after 31 years

Judicial scandal that engulfed a coterie of powerful Australians to be reignited after 31 years.

Corruption

Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were

A year ago, dressed in suffragette white and addressing a cheering, weeping convention, Hillary Clinton stood for possibility. Now she is a reminder of the limits women continue to confront — in politics and beyond.<p>More than 40 years after women began pouring into the workplace, only a handful have …

Criminological Highlights

<b>Criminological Highlights</b> is designed to provide an accessible look at some of the more interesting criminological research that is currently being …

University dean addresses nationwide human rights debate

UNSW Law dean George Williams AO has become the latest to comment on the inadequate human rights measures Australia has in place.<p>Mr Williams said …

How is Victoria rehabilitating female prisoners?

With increasing female imprisonment rates, Corrections Victoria hopes new reforms will curb the state's worrying recidivism figures.

Justice

Elite staff get new facility after Ravenhall prison riot sparks increase in numbers

Ravenhall maximum-security prison has a new $4.6 million operations base, two years after the riot that caused up to $12 million damage and dozens of …

Prison

How can family law better support and protect people affected by family violence?

Wednesday, 19 July 2017<p>We will be giving evidence on Monday 24 July to an inquiry into how Australia’s federal family law system can better support …

Rights & Freedoms

Prisoners feel like animals: advocate

An increased focus on community-based orders could dramatically decrease the number of indigenous people locked up in prison, experts say.

Prison

Landmark report calls for better protection of elderly

A landmark review has called for new laws requiring aged care providers to report any allegations or suspicion of abuse or neglect to an independent …

Are more first-time young offenders being recorded for serious crimes than in the past?

Over recent years the Victorian community has expressed concern about young offenders, especially those who commit violent or serious crimes such as …

Crime

Human rights protections must be part of national security review

News<p>Home > News > Article: <i>Human rights protections must be part of national security review</i><p>Human rights protections must be part of national security …

Surveillance

Reducing Indigenous Crime: Mass Incarceration is Not the Answer

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the most incarcerated on earth by percentage of their population. …

Prison

We've Deprived Them Of Their Liberty. It's Time To Show Them Some Humanity.

This week marks four years since then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that no person seeking asylum by boat would ever be allowed to stay in …

Women's prisons: What can Australia learn from the US female justice system?

With female prison populations climbing in some states by more than 70 per cent over the past decade, should Australia be looking overseas for …

Prison

Australia's social housing stock one-sixth empty with 195,000 people on waitlist

Change in social housing demand being driven by singles and couples for whom most properties are too large<p>One-sixth of Australia’s social housing stock was left partially empty last year, while 195,000 people languished on waiting lists, new data show.<p>The data, released by the Australian Institute …

Housing

Gender-sensitive approach to non-custodial sentences

<i>‘Going to prison would have been a big problem as I have lots of people who depend on me.’</i> <i>‘My granddaughter, who I take care of, became pregnant when</i> …

Ms Dhu's family to sue state over death in custody

The family of a young Aboriginal woman who died in custody is set to launch legal action against the State of Western Australia.<p>Ms Dhu, 22, whose …

Western Australia

University unveils family dispute resolution clinic

The new initiative combines family dispute resolution students together with experienced practitioners to provide affordable dispute resolution and …

SA Courts Gambler's Intervention Program

Today we visit a court, the first of its kind in Australia.<p>The Gambler's Intervention Program Is specifically designed to deal with criminal …

Indigenous incarceration: push to end jailing for fines and introduce automatic parole

Commission also wants governments to consider whether offensive language should still be an offence<p>All states and territories should end the practice of jailing for fines, introduce a statutory custody notification system and introduce automatic parole in an effort to reduce Indigenous …

Prison

Offshore detention cost taxpayers $5bn in four years – and asylum seekers remain in limbo

Vigils to mark anniversary of Kevin Rudd’s banning of asylum seekers who arrive by boat from ever settling in Australia<p>Four years since the then prime minister, Kevin Rudd, announced that “any asylum seeker who arrives in Australia by boat will have no chance of being settled in Australia”, …

Refugees

The problem with our gold-standard legal system

For many of us, we would rarely consider the possibility of being involved in legal action against our employer.<p>Often we are unaware of the range of …

'It happens in gay relationships too': the story behind a domestic violence cabaret

For Russ Vickery, creating My Other Closet – a stage show about surviving intimate partner violence – was as much about raising awareness in the LGBTI community as it was his own healing<p>Russ Vickery may claim that he’s “no Frank Sinatra”, but he can certainly hold a tune – and to sing brings him an …

Relationships

Gen Y and the rise of freelance lawyers

The rise of the ‘gig economy’ is shining a light on the flexibility offered through freelancing and while there’s no denying the dream of becoming a …

Legal skills and tech know-how not enough for today’s lawyers

Don Leembruggen (pictured) has been at the helm of the mid-tier firm for close to 30 years. The legal profession looked very different when he …

Why upskilling junior lawyers should be your firm’s priority

Related Solutions<p>The law firm model is broken. Industry commentators and those who work within in it are increasingly pointing out how the …

The City

Horsham program to tackle youth crime

Local Business<p>A NEW Horsham program will target youth crime prevention in the region, in a bid to make the city’s streets safer.<p>The state government …