Making prison(er)s work better

Restorative justice aims to help victims of crime, turn prisoners into contributors, make prisons better for everyone, and send convicted criminals back into the community to NOT re-offend. Why isn’t it in use everywhere? Brian Steels explains how it wo…

What progress in 20 years?

In April, it will be two decades since the final report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was released. Eleven volumes, 5036 pages of evidence, 339 recommendations…but 20 years on, Indigenous Australians are being locked up a…

Terse SCAG reveals a little

SCAG – the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General – issued a typical economically worded ‘communique’ after its December 2010 meeting. CLA believes SCAG should publish a full agenda, and formal minutes, for each meeting.

Communique – Standing Commi…

Sex with leaks is surprising

What exactly is the naughty Nordic crime WikiLeaker Julian Assange is alleged to have committed…twice? Turns out it may have more to do with the strength of Swedish condoms than the quality of justice in the country of blondes. Now, if only he’d been…