Suppression Orders or Why transparency matters (8 min read)

Suppression orders very rarely protect victims. In a post #metoo world, after that awful Royal Commission, we need to be looking at this system of enforced secrecy which forces victims to carry the crimes in their heads forever. We need to question how keeping the secrets of guilty people has contributed to Australia’s sickening history of institutional abuse.

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Mental health behind bars (part two): why women prisoners are set up to fail

Freelance journalist Inga Ting writes: Incidents of mental illness in our prison system are disproportionately high — particularly among female inmates. In part two of a special report into the NSW female prison population (read part one here), Inga Ting examines how they find themselves behind bars and why they are disadvantaged while they are […]

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State unit accused of spying on parolees

Patrick Wright and Wendy CollisSydney Morning Herald, August 9, 2010 A SECRETIVE compliance group established by the NSW Department of Corrective Services has been accused of harassing and spying on thousands of prison parolees, while detecting few breaches of parole conditions. Lawyers and human rights advocates have attacked the Community Compliance Group for demanding on-the-spot […]

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