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ALS CEO Karly Warner responds to "dangerous changes" to bail laws

Premier’s betrayal: Children in jail will not reduce crime and will end in disaster

CEO of the Aboriginal Legal Service, Karly Warner, says today’s confirmation that the Premier and NSW Labor will move ahead with dangerous changes to bail laws for children is a betrayal of Closing the Gap, will fail to reduce crime and end in disaster for youth engagement in regional communities.

“This is a devastating betrayal of Aboriginal children in NSW,” Ms Warner said.

“Throwing our children in jail will actually make crime worse, not better.

Locking up children has never worked and will lead to devastating outcomes for communities, families and those children.

“We are pleading with the Premier and NSW Labor not to let their government agenda be driven by fear but instead fast track the community-based services and supports they promised under Closing the Gap.”



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