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7 Aug 2020

ALS urges NSW and ACT governments to lead, adopting 10 year justice targets to end imprisonment

ALS urges NSW and ACT governments to lead, adopting 10 year justice targets to end imprisonment   7 August 2020 The Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited (‘ALS’) is calling on the NSW and ACT governments to voluntarily adopt ambitious jurisdictional-based justice targets to reduce the imprisonment of Aboriginal people.“We welcome the release of the new Closing the Gap Agreement last week, however the State and Territory Governments have an opportunity...

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28 Jul 2020

Attorneys-General defer decision to raise the age, despite decades of research supporting change

Attorneys-General defer decision to raise the age, despite decades of research supporting change 28 July 2020 he Council of Attorneys-General (CAG) yesterday failed to commit to raising the age of legal responsibility from 10 to 14, leaving Australia out of step with the rest of the world, at odds with social and medical research, and out of touch with community expectations. Today...

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28 Jul 2020

Lack of leadership on #RaiseTheAge is disappointing, but nothing is stopping the ACT from doing the right thing: say youth and community services.

28 July 2020 Lack of leadership on #RaiseTheAge is disappointing, but nothing is stopping the ACT from doing the right thing: say youth and community services Today the the ACT’s youth, health, legal and community sector have condemned the failure of leadership shown by Attorneys-General across the country yesterday who chose to leave 10 - 13 year olds behind bars instead of...

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