Topic archives: juvenile justice system

‘You don’t know what a First World economy is’: NT judge rants at 13-year-old

June 19, 2017 17

The judge seemed uninterested in the “extremely difficult set of circumstances” the boy was facing.

Who made Don Dale’s tear gas?

August 11, 2016

Can the manufacturer of the tear gas used in Don Dale against children be held liable? Freelance journalist John Power investigates.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

August 3, 2016 1

Catfight ... text from Barnesy ... Don Dale success story ...

Shane Stone: I won’t apologise for mandatory sentencing

August 1, 2016 9

The Northern Territory's justice system is far more complicated than the southern states chattering classes believe, writes former chief minister Shane Stone.

Brian Ross Martin is wrong: Supreme Court has dealt with Dylan Voller’s abuse before

July 29, 2016 3

Brand-new royal commissioner Brian Ross Martin says he’s the right man to look into allegations of abuse of young prisoners at the Don Dale facility, and that neither he nor any other Supreme Court justice had any inkling of what was going on there. But that turns out not to be true. In June 2014, […]

Australia has always kept its darkest abuses out of sight

July 29, 2016 3

Britain sent its most undesirable people to a far-off land to be tortured in secret, away from British eyes. Is it any wonder we have kept up the tradition? ABC presenter and freelance writer Nick Rheinberger explains.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 28, 2016 1

Giles v the kids ... Trump's not so AMA ... Abetz the biggest loser ...

Youth detention royal commission treacherous ground for Turnbull

July 28, 2016 6

It has been two years since Abbott "stopped the boats". But Turnbull's royal commission into youth detention centres could unravel the centrepiece of that policy, writes former Howard communications adviser Paula Matthewson

Giles and Scullion, two sides of a debased political coin

July 27, 2016 9

At least Nigel Scullion was being honest in admitting he hadn't shown much interest in the Four Corners story on juvenile detention abuses in his home territory. Adam Giles was much worse.

The most shocking thing about the Four Corners footage: the abuse was legal

July 27, 2016 5

Four Corners showed children locked in solitary confinement, physically restrailed and gassed. The worst part? It was all legal, writes Darwin lawyer Matt Punch.

Child crims: should a 10-year-old go to the big house?

Child crims: should a 10-year-old go to the big house?

March 12, 2013 1

Children can be held accountable for their crimes and put in detention at age 10 in Australia. Is that too young? Crikey intern Michelle Slater reports on a proposal to lift the age of criminal responsibility.

Why are 60% of NSW juvenile inmates Aboriginal? Anyone?

August 6, 2009 5

They make up only 2.2 per cent of the NSW population, but Aboriginals now make up almost 60 per cent of all juvenile inmates. Why is this being ignored?

Tasmania: jailing ten-year-olds

May 15, 2009 2

The Tasmanian Department of Justice confirmed yesterday that last week a 10-year-old boy "was held for an hour in an adult prison before being taken to court and bailed."

Mystery surrounds Somali pirate’s personal life

April 22, 2009

The life of 16-year-old Somali pirate Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse.

The Tele names names and breaches teen rights

January 17, 2008 4

So can we expect the Victorian Director of Public Prosecutions or the President of the Victorian Children’s Court, Paul Grant, to be taking action against the Daily Telegraph today for its front page headline and story which names a 16-year-old youth, who is facing a child porn charge and a public nuisance charge? Greg Barns writes.