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Past Campaigns

Emu Plains update 6/08

In March 2008, Justice Action received a letter from Mr. Barry Collier MP, assistant to the Attorney General and Minister for Justice, in which he responded to the ongoing, restrictive visitation system currently in place at Emu Plains Correctional Centre.

Having been in regular contact with…

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Emu Plains update 10/07

With the removal of traditional all day visits by children to their mothers at the Emu Plains Prison DCS has systematically begun the breakdown of families and an increase in re-offending. Even Assistant Director of DCS, Mr. L. Grant acknowledged this:
“We believe that people who maintain contact…

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APEC Prisoner Declaration

September 8, 2007.
JUSTICE ACTION representing convicts in the host Penal Colony of Australia, having regained their right to political expression returning the prisoner vote in the High Court of Australia, now exercise that right of political expression.

“Torture is the APEC (Asia-Pacific…

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Prisoner Voting Rights

Prisoner Voting Rights

Victory for Australian Prisoners


The line was drawn in the sand on this issue when the government said it would remove the prisoners vote. On 30 Aug 2007, we won in the High Court of Australia. This is a win for every person who wants to talk and listen rather than to dominate and exclude others.

Thu,…

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Emu Plains Update 2/07

More Lies – Parliamentary Committee Hearing Findings


At the General Purpose Standing Committee No. 3 (Justice, Juvenile Justice) meeting held on 17 November 2006, Greens MP Ms. Rhiannon raised the concern that the Minister of Justice’s representative Mr. McLean misled the 28 August 2006 inquiry.

Mr.…

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Stop the Women's Jail

Stop the Women's Jail

 

Stop The Women’s Jail

Stop The Women’s Jail was an incredibly important campaign that spanned a number of years beginning in 2000. We aimed to prevent the construction of a new women’s jail in South Windsor as the incarceration of women for minor non-violent offences serves only to damage…

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