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'Stronger You, Stronger Mob' campaign aims to help Indigenous youth in WA
The WA government has launched a new campaign - 'Stronger You, Stronger Mob' - which aims to prevent the use of alcohol and othe...
Rhiannon Clarke 15 Feb 2024
Detectives return to Broome, ex-Bishop's home searched
Child abuse squad detectives have travelled to a popular holiday town as part of an investigation into historic sex offences. ...
Aaron Bunch 9 Feb 2024
Laneway Festival's Yiriman Project pumps cultural beats through Indigenous youth
Renowned for its annual showcase of alternative music's best new acts and established talent, the national St Jerome's Laneway F...
David Prestipino 8 Feb 2024
"Our system punishes vulnerability" - Queensland Commissioner urges alternatives to incarceration
The increasing numbers of Indigenous children in prison is alarming and demands urgent action, according to Queensland’s Family...
Dechlan Brennan 29 Jan 2024
Indigenous youth compose original tracks under the watchful eye of hip hop artist Dizzy Doolan
In a transformative week-long workshop hosted at the Hume Conservatorium, a group of children with no prior musical experience,...
Joseph Guenzler 25 Jan 2024
Broome property linked to former Catholic Bishop who allegedly abused Indigenous youths searched

Child abuse detectives have searched a Broome property understood to be the recent home of former Catholic Bishop Christopher Saunders, who was last year the subject of investigati...

Jarred Cross Jan 16, 2024
Deadly Mirring photography exhibition goes on display at Victorian Library

Approximately 60 photographs taken by First Nations youth are currently on display at Victoria's Ferntree Gully Library. The photographic exhibition is the product of a state gove...

Rhiannon Clarke Jan 12, 2024
New prison won't solve youth justice crisis, advocates warn

The announcement of the development of a business case for a new facility to replace WA's notorious Unit 18 should not deflect attention from the ongoing harm caused to incarcerate...

Giovanni Torre Nov 30, 2023
Cleveland Dodd's family speaks out on the eve of his funeral

Indigenous teenager Cleveland Dodd, who died in custody in Western Australia's notorious Unit 18, will be laid to rest in Meekatharra on Friday.Cleveland was 16 years old and on re...

Giovanni Torre Nov 30, 2023
Families of young Unit 18 detainees who self harmed speak out

Warning: this report discusses self-harm and contains the name of someone who has died.Family members of two Western Australian children hospitalised over the weekend after self-ha...

Giovanni Torre Nov 15, 2023
SA Government must vote to stop children being held in adult watchhouses - advocates

The South Australian government has been urged to ‘walk the talk’ on its commitment to closing the gap, by taking an important stand and voting down the proposed Young Offenders Re...

Giovanni Torre Nov 15, 2023
WA Police issue, then withdraw, Violence Restraining Order on seven-year-old Indigenous child

A video of a Western Australian police officer serving a Violence Restraining Order on a seven-year-old Indigenous child has been shared on social media.The video shows an officer...

Giovanni Torre Nov 7, 2023
Qld Aboriginal & Islander Health Council urges Indigenous-led reform on deaths in custody and incarceraton rates

Following the death 16-year-old Aboriginal boy Cleveland Dodd in the Unit 18 youth detention facility at Perth's adult Casuarina Prison, the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Heal...

Giovanni Torre Nov 1, 2023
"Worse than any adult prison" - WA Children's Court President slams "impunity" of youth prison management

Warning: this story contains the name of someone who has died.WA's Children's Court president Hylton Quail has slammed the state’s youth detention facility, Unit 18, in the wake of...

Giovanni Torre Oct 24, 2023
Family of Cleveland Dodd, who died in custody aged 16, speaks out

The family of Cleveland Dodd, the 16 year-old Indigenous boy who died in custody after being found in his cell at Unit 18, Casuarina prison, has issued a statement, published in fu...

Giovanni Torre Oct 20, 2023
WA Government ignored warnings of risk to youth in Unit 18, justice advocates say

Warning; this story contains the name and image of a person who has died.Amnesty International Australia says WA Premier Roger Cook and Corrective Services Minister Paul Papalia "i...

Giovanni Torre Oct 20, 2023
Corruption and Crime Commission to investigate 16 year-old's death in custody

Western Australia's Corruption and Crime Commission is investigating the death in custody of a 16 year-old Indigenous boy after receiving an allegation of serious misconduct within...

Giovanni Torre Oct 20, 2023
Indigenous boy in critical condition after being found unresponsive in WA detention centre

A 16-year-old Aboriginal boy is in a critical but stable condition in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital after being found unresponsive in his cell at a Western Australian youth detenti...

Giovanni Torre Oct 12, 2023
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