Current Work

COVID COURT CASE: THE HURDLES WE FACE

On March 14th 2022, Justice Action received correspondence from Senior Solicitor Tom Allchurch, on behalf of the Commissioner of Corrective Services, regarding the ongoing proceedings pertaining to the Supreme Court case of COVID-19 in NSW prisons.  The Commissioner of Corrective Services has labelled the proceedings as ‘untenable and nugatory’ due to two reasons. Firstly, the Court […]

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Justice Action Year in Review 2021

The 2021 year has been very successful despite all the disturbances. * Lobbied for a National Database into Deaths in Custody * Published a Report condemning forced medication on vulnerable individuals as a breach of the Optional Protocol for the Convention Against Torture * Initiated legal proceedings to challenge governments’ entitlement to hold people in prisons in breach of COVID-19 Public Health Orders 

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Organisational Structure

There is a deep relational chasm between incarcerated peoples in Australia and those who create the legislation that impacts them. In response, Justice Action seeks to be a voice for the people who have had theirs restricted. We ask the question: ‘Who are the people behind the statistics?’  To be as effective and comprehensive as

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JA MENTORING

While some educational and rehabilitative programs offered in gaol and on release can be useful, many suffer from being delivered by people who have little understanding of the effect of life in prison. These programs are also  delivered in a context where the client has little control or choice other than to cop it sweet

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