News of interest to our network

From time to time, we will update this page with select news that might be of interest to you. However, the best way to get all the latest news from us, as it happens, is to follow us on Twitter @after_prison:

Snippets from June 2020

Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility The Project, Channel 10, 26 June.

Pressure grows on law-makers to raise the age of criminal responsibility, ABC Radio PM, 25 June.

A new national campaign calls on governments to raise the age of criminal responsibility to at least 14 years and instead build futures by resourcing and expanding community led solutions that are strong in connecting children to country and culture and do not imprison them. This includes raising the age of criminal responsibility to at least 14 years.

Calling out some of the silences in Australia on Black Lives Matter Melissa Sweet, Croakey, 24 June.

Coalition of Peaks is a representative body of around fifty Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled peak organisations and members. The coalition came together as an act of self-determination to be formal partners with Australian governments on Closing the Gap.

Covid-19 Prison Watch website is a source of information on what is happening in prisons around Australia.

Facebook group created to share information on the spread of COVID-19 in prisons, prison policies, political and legal advocacy for prisoners and the experiences of prisoners and families.

Implementing OPCAT in Australia The Australian Human Rights Commission has released a new paper, providing practical recommendations for embedding human rights in the implementation of OPCAT in Australia, 29 June.