About Us

Chris Binse

CHRIS BINSE FEATURED ON TODAY, CHANNEL 9 24 August 2017 Channel Nine’s Today ran a segment on Justice Action’s iExpress program and Chris Binse’s participation. Click here to watch the video. CHRIS BINSE – BADNESS OR BAD SYSTEM? Siege: The last stand of an excluded The disturbance and fear in the Melbourne suburb of Keilor during the two …

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Chronology of the Prisoner Movement in Australia

‘Dig deep in our penal history and you will find the underlying dynamics of Australian society.’ Babette Smith (2010) The history of the prisoner movement in Australia exists within the broader evolution of Australian class society. Since our transition from a penal colony into a nation-state, Australia’s problematic relationship with the past has been reflected in the formation …

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Allies & Friends

No matter how much we labor within our particular issues and organisations, it will be through the support links and networks we build together, that will allow us to counterbalance and overcome the resources of governments and entrenched bureaucracies. The NSW Criminal Justice Coalition Justice Action is a founding member of the Criminal Justice Coalition …

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Prisoner’s Voices

History is the story and product of human experiences, and can provide valuable perspectives into people and events, which can then be recorded and preserved for future generations. Through this process, we can build relationships with prisoners and the general communities by humanising and challenging prevailing stereotypical constructions of prisoners and their families, prison life …

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Our Strategic Plan

Malcolm Baker, a 67 year old Australian prisoner, is being subjected to forced medication and 15 years of solitary confinement, 23 years after being given a natural life sentence. Tracy Brannigan died of drug overdose due to negligence by prison authorities, just three months shy of her possible release. Over 13 years after being found …

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Our Achievements

JA has continually supported the rights and welfare of prisoners, mental health patients and their families as an expression of the prisoner community in Australia. JA has also contributed to the safety of the wider community. The organisation’s activities have addressed a wide range of areas such as health, education with an emphasis on assisting …

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Breakout DesignPrintWeb

“Oxfam encourages socially responsible companies to support Justice Action by inviting BREAKOUT to quote for their design and print work.” Andrew Hewett, Executive Director, Oxfam/Community Aid Abroad. In order to stay completely independent Justice Action has relied on Breakout DesignPrintWeb as its principal financial support. Run by members of Justice Action, Breakout DesignPrintWeb has been …

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