bail laws

young people jailed

New South Wales Labor's harsh new bail laws have been widely opposed by First Nations, legal and community groups who say they will cause 'unspeakable damage', reports Pip Hinman.

The Victorian government is planning on changes to harsh bail laws but it appears that they are not going to be implemented immediately. Chris Slee reports.

Pressure is mounting on the NT Labor government to close Don Dale Youth Detention Centre sooner than it said it would. Stephen W Enciso reports.

Australia’s human rights reputation has been savaged in a new report by Amnesty International. The report is highly critical of Australia’s detention of Aboriginal children for minor offences. The Amnesty report, A brighter tomorrow: Keeping Indigenous kids in the community and out of detention in Australia, focuses on the crisis of Aboriginal child detention. The report says rates of Aboriginal youth detention are higher now than they were 20 years ago.