30 November 2015
The rapidly increasing over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples caught up in the criminal justice system is one of the most significant human rights issues in Australia. Today, the Human Rights Law Centre has joined with other leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, community and human rights organisations to launch a ground-breaking blueprint for change to focus on building communities instead of prisons, and developing smarter criminal justice solutions.
The Victorian Parliament has passed a new law to protect the privacy, safety and dignity of women accessing reproductive health services.
Stop locking up women who are in family violence situations, says Ms Dhu’s family on White Ribbon Day
25 November 2015
The coronial inquest into Ms Dhu’s tragic death in police custody has heard that Ms Dhu was in a violent relationship with her partner, Dion Ruffin, at the time of her arrest. Mr Ruffin was taken into custody together with Ms Dhu and was known to police as someone with a violent criminal history.
Join us for a panel discussion in Melbourne about Australia's foreign policy ambitions and failures with Tim Costello, Andrew Hudson and Emily Howie.
When unpaid fines mean paying with your life, the system is broken
News.com.au, 24 November 2015
Ms Dhu’s family calls for end to jail for fines as death in custody inquest begins
The Guardian, 23 November 2015
Coronial inquest hears police believed dying Aboriginal woman was faking illness
ABC Radio, 23 November 2015
Heart clenching moments
Ten Play, 23 November 2015
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