Children in the criminal (in)justice system

Monday, 4 September 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Logos for Sisters Inside and Yoorrook Justice Commission

*Content Warning: This episode of Doin' Time may contain audio images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have died, and discussion of Deaths in Custody.


 This episode of Doin' Time is a special broadcast dedicated to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, particularly children and new mothers.


 First up on the show, Marisa speaks with Wergaia/Wamba Wamba Elder and Chair of the Yoorrok Justice Commission Aunty Eleanor Bourke, about the tabling of their second interim report, Yoorrook for Justice: Report into Victoria’s Child Protection and Criminal Justice Systems, examining historical and current systemic injustices as a direct result of colonisation in the settler state. She goes into detail about the process, the report's findings, and the Commission's recommendations for reform. 

 Later, Debbie Kilroy (Sisters Inside) joins the show to discuss Queensland's rushed new amendments to their watchhouse laws, allowing adult watchhouses to be used as youth detention centres for the next three years, categorically violating childrens rights and further exacerbating the human rights emergency in Queensland's already-broken youth justice system, disproportinately affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

 You can find more info about the Sisters Inside National Conference 2023 here.

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Doin Time 4-5pm Mondays
Monday 4:00pm to 5:00pm
An open forum, presenting information and discussion around issues faced by prisoners in the criminal justice system and migration detention centres.