Crime

South Sudanese parents in Australia sending kids to school in Africa to avoid crime

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South Sudanese parents in Australia are sending their children to boarding schools in Africa to escape rising youth crime rates. ABC Madeleine Morris Desperate parents have told 7.30 it is safer for their children to go to school in Kenya or Uganda than live in some Melbourne suburbs. “It is very extreme, but there are many cases where… South Sudanese parents in Australia sending… Read More »

We need 1000 more cops or the police response delays will get worse: Union

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The WA Police Union has outlined an ambitious pre-election demand for both major parties to commit to employing an extra 1000 officers over the next four years. Yahoo News Grant Taylor The push, which the union claimed was vital if WA wanted to keep pace with the growing demands on police resources, will be launched today at its annual conference where party leaders will be urged to “be brave” and “stop making excuses” for rising crime. “Despite the best efforts ... Read More »

WA Police Commissioner at odds with union over push for more officers

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West Australian Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan believes his organisation may need another 500 personnel to effectively combat crime, but he has flatly rejected a union demand for 1,000 more uniformed officers. ABC Andrew O’Connor Mr O’Callaghan told the WA Police Union’s annual state conference the drivers of crime were complex and would not be solved by simply putting more officers on the street. He said his executive had been reviewing… WA Police Commissioner at odds with… Read More »

Youths detained in maximum security adult jail ‘held in solitary confinement’

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Up to 40 youths moved to adult jail ‘unfit for children’ following riots at two juvenile prisons haven’t seen the sky for a week, say lawyers The Guardian Melissa Davey Human rights lawyers say that children being kept in a maximum security prison in Victoria are being held in solitary confinement, denied access to fresh air, feel threatened and are kept in conditions that are “unequivocally unfit for children”. Up to 40 children were transferred to a secure unit of… ... Read More »

Sex workers want full decriminalisation in NT, Attorney-General says legislation will be reviewed

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Sex workers in the Northern Territory would be significantly safer if the industry was decriminalised, and the Northern Territory Government holds true to its promise to review the legislation, peak bodies have said. ABC Stephanie Zillman If sex work is decriminalised, as a motion called for at a Labor conference held in February, the Northern Territory would become only the second state or territory in Australia to do so, after New South Wales. The Attorney-General and Minister for… Sex workers ... Read More »

Rubbing salt into the wound for abuse victims

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When I think things cannot get worse for my institutional child sexual abuse clients – wham! – another round of trickery is thrust at already vulnerable victims by the highly legalistic and parsimonious hierarchy of the Catholic Church. SMH Judy Courtin Whilst feigning compassion, this hierarchy is nervously propelling unknown millions of dollars at lawyers to help them defend the indefensible and to conceal the truth. The Archdiocese of Melbourne, hiding in the shadows until the… Rubbing salt into the wound ... Read More »

32 bodies, 9 human heads found in Mexico mass graves

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Authorities have exhumed 32 bodies and nine heads from several clandestine graves in a southern Mexican state plagued by kidnappings, murders and drug cartel turf wars, officials said Nov. 24. Hurriyet The remains were unearthed between Nov. 22 and Nov. 24 in 17 pits on a hill in the… 32 bodies, 9… Read More »

Why Peter Dutton’s crime statistics don’t tell the whole story about crime or terrorism in

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We charge individuals with crimes, not ethnic communities. There is an important reason why. The Age Maher Mughrabi Australia’s leaders went out of their way to express concern over the prospect of a President Donald Trump. Now that the prospect is a reality, they are… Why Peter Dutton’s crime statistics don’t… Read More »

Duterte Harry

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At a government press conference, a grandstanding British journalist admonished Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, stating to the President of the Philippines that ‘the social fabric of the Philippines was at risk’ due to the wave of suspicious murders of drug suspects across the country. On Line Opinion William Hill For dramatic effect, the journalist somewhat self-indulgently praised his own bravery in risking a street side execution, merely for questioning Duterte. Critics of President Duterte’s war on… Duterte Harry… Read More »

Child abuse charges dropped against Department of Human Services worker

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Police have dropped historic child sexual abuse charges against a child protection worker after deciding they did not have enough proof to convict her, despite photographing her pelvic region against her wishes to help their investigation. The Age Jane Lee Katrina Arrendondo​, who works in the child protection division of the Department of Health and Human Services, was stood down after she was charged in September with one count of sexual penetration and one count of an indecent act against a child under ... Read More »

Revenge porn civil penalties considered by Government to give victims faster access to justice

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The Federal Government is considering a new range of civil penalties to try to help victims of so-called “revenge porn” get justice more quickly. Abc Naomi Woodley and Josie Taylor The states and territories are already discussing ways to harmonise their laws which criminalise the sharing of intimate photos without someone’s consent. But the Federal Government said… Revenge porn civil… Read More »

Children in 20-hour lockdown at Barwon prison: lawyers

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Teenagers are being kept in 20-hour lock down in cells designed for hardened murderers such as Peter Dupas and Julian Knight, their lawyers say. The Age Bianca Hall The state government has imposed a detention-centre style secrecy on the fate of the young prisoners sent to adult maximum-security prison near Geelong, and Victorians may never know how many children will be sent to Barwon prison. The Department of Health and Human Services says it will not provide “daily discussions” on the… Children ... Read More »

Victorian Government’s decision to send youth rioters to adult prison to be challenged in court

youth rioters to adult prison - ABC

The Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service has launched a Supreme Court challenge to the Andrews Government’s decision to place teenagers involved in the Parkville riot in an adult jail. ABC Jean Edwards Dozens of inmates smashed doors, windows and security cameras, ripped apart ceilings and walls and destroyed equipment at the Melbourne Youth Justice Centre earlier this month, leaving a damage bill of up to $1 million. The Government plans to transfer 40 juvinille offenders to a segregated wing of the… ... Read More »

CCC hit with a wet lettuce leaf over its legal powers

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After a long inquiry, a parliamentary committee has found no evidence that the Corruption and Crime Commission was empowered to prosecute the people it investigates. The West Australian Paul Murray The finding is the same as the Court of Appeal’s July decision which cast doubt on the validity of a host of CCC prosecutions. But the report brought down by the joint standing committee on… CCC hit with a wet lettuce leaf over its… Read More »

Inside America’s biggest prison strike: ‘The 13th amendment didn’t end slavery’

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Tens of thousands of prisoners across the country withheld their labor – for which they are paid as little as 17 cents an hour – in support of inmates’ rights Nicky Woolf Richard Castillo has not yet been convicted of the crime – evading police in a vehicle – of which he stands accused. But he has been… Inside America’s biggest… Read More »

Cash is for criminals: Why we should scrap big notes

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A massive stash of cash may sound like a good thing, but according to one US economist, the vast numbers of banknotes in circulation around the world are making us poorer and less safe. RN, By Nathan Coates for The Money Even as people in advanced economies are using less paper money, there is more hard currency in… Cash is for… Read More »