Month: September 2020

Prisoners’ Right to Vote

The Right to Vote for Prisoners Voting is a fundamental human right upheld in Australia through legislated compulsory enrolment since 1924. This process of compulsory enrolment demonstrates our nation’s hard fought dedication to achieving a democratic process that accurately reflects public opinion and values. In failing to ensure prisoners are enrolled in the voting system, …

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Minorities and Consorting Laws

Justice Action recognises that consorting laws represent a current issue that needs to be highlighted. Recently, the Justice Action team compiled a consorting paper to provide information to the NSW Ombudsman about the impact of the consorting provisions on prisoners, ex-prisoners and the services providing these programs. A case note analysing the High Court’s decision can …

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Human Rights

Latest News Solitary Confinement – A Breach of Human RightsState-Sanctioned Sexual Assault: The Rally to Ban Strip Searches at Silverwater GaolBan Strip Search NSW Coalition – Protest on 19 November 2020Sign the Petition to Ban Strip Searches in NSW!Detainee Call: Advisory Group PositionOPCAT Implementation AnalysisAnalysis: OPCAT Progress in South Australia Contents The Optional Protocol to …

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Underworld execution media beat-up – 16th November 2016

In the wake of the recent execution of underworld kingpin Pasquale Barbaro, The Daily Telegraph (16 November 2016, see below) utilised the sensationalist front-page headline “Taking out the trash” to signify his murder. Combined with the tagline “Gangland War on Sydney Streets” on a bloodstained backdrop, The Daily Telegraph effectively panders to the audience by …

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Sex Offending

Sex Offences: hysteria v reality This issue exposes the contradictions of personal behaviour, commercial interests and government responses like no other. Justice Action has for many years defended the apparently indefensible, embraced the most reviled, and feels that handling this issue properly will lead to a reconsideration of community values on punishment. The furore around …

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