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Amnesty International: 2016 Report

Wednesday 22nd February / posted by Chris Wheeldon

The justice system has come under scrutiny after it was revealed indigenous children are 24 times more likely to be arrested then non-indigenous children.

Amnesty Internationals report for 2016, reveals three quarters of children detained are of indigenous heritage, and indigenous adults are 15 times more likely to be jailed then non-indigenous adults.

The report also shows 14 year olds can now be placed on security control orders, down from 16, and that 383 people are still being detained on Nauru, 44 of which are children.

These shocking revelations may cause pause for thought, but on the whole, Australia is one of the most well regarded countries when it comes to Human rights violations.

Paul Van Lieshout spoke to Amnesty International Australia’s national director Claire Mallinson about this and other matters in the report

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