WGAR News: Justice Reinvestment push by the National Congress: The Stringer

Newsletter date: 23 April 2013


* The Stringer: Justice Reinvestment push by the National Congress
* NIRS: Congress submits to justice reinvestment inquiry

* Amnesty Action: Get kids out of Hakea adult prison
* SBS Radionews Audio: Amnesty alarmed over boys in adult Perth prison
* ABC 7.30 Video: Teens suffer in men’s prison

* SBS Radionews Audio: Prison 'not a deterrent' for NT offenders

* CAAMA Radio: NAAJA shares concerns about the new Mandatory Rehabilitation Program
* SBS Radionews Audio: NT mandatory rehab plan slammed

WGAR News: How Are The Children In Hakea Being Treated?: Michelle Lovegrove, SBS Living Black

Newsletter date: 16 April 2013


* Michelle Lovegrove, SBS Living Black Audio: How Are The Children In Hakea Being Treated?
* The Stringer: Egg on face for State Government over children in adult jail
* Australian Human Rights Commission: Commission seeks to intervene in juvenile detention case
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Human Rights Commission to intervene in Hakea children court case
* Tracker: WA judge orders juvenile jail evidence
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Australian Bureau of Statistics on prison rates

HRA media release: Ruwuan, Roshan and Tharanga NEED our help. We have to stop the rot and the suffering.

HUMAN RIGHTS MEDIA RELEASE: THREE SRI LANKAN ASYLUM SEEKERS IN LIMBO - Their suffering continues. From Christmas Island to Prison to freedom to Darwin. More Lies. On October 22, 2009 the NOR 66 risked the high seas in a direct journey from Sri Lanka to Christmas Island, 27 days, with 30 Asylum Seekers. Three of them were Rwuan T. Senavirathna, Roshan Warnakulasuriya Fernando and Tharanga Warnakulasuriya Fernando (these two are cousins). Their are lives are at risk if they are returned to Sri Lanka.

HADI KURNIAWAN - one of 100 children in Australian adult prisons.

An impoverished Indonesian mother, in front of an Australian journalist, lies on a cement floor clutching a photograph of her 16 year old son who is now in an Australian adult prison and whom she hasn't seen since he was fourteen. Abject and acute poverty ravages Indonesia, a country where only 10% of the population has a refrigerator, where most people do not have electricity let alone a television, where many people live half lives working in sulphur mines and where most folk will never rise out of the shanty towns and villages they are born to die in.