Bill to close CNS loophole

Bill to close CNS loophole

Today we gave notice of a bill that would require the Custody Notification Service (CNS) to be notified every time an Aboriginal person is detained. This was a recommendation of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Currently there is only a...
Aboriginal justice demands far more than another inquiry

Aboriginal justice demands far more than another inquiry

The Indigenous incarceration inquiry today announced by the Federal Government is a symbolic recognition of our broken criminal justice system, but comes 25 years after the ground-breaking report from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was handed...
Shock jock bail laws deliver surging NSW prison population

Shock jock bail laws deliver surging NSW prison population

Media release 18 May 2015 The number of people in NSW jails who have been refused bail rose by almost a quarter (from 2,819 to 3,476) in the six months following the September 2014 “toughening” of the state’s bail laws. This has produced a record number of 11,363...
Abbott and Baird’s knee-jerk bail reform will not work

Abbott and Baird’s knee-jerk bail reform will not work

Abbott and Baird’s plan to further amend bail laws to automatically refuse bail to anyone identified as a terror suspect goes beyond the recommendations in the joint Martin Place siege review, and pre-empts the outcomes of the coronial inquest. Greens MP and Justice...