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A win for children’s rights: QLD to move 17 year olds from adult prisons

The QLD government will introduce legislation to ensure that kids are kept out of adult prisons.


5 things you have helped us achieve in 2016 so far

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Australia offers protection to 12,000 Syrian refugees

Important first step to address the biggest global refugee crisis since WW2.

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Good news: kids to be transitioned out of QLD adult prisons

We welcome today’s announcement by the Queensland Government that it will introduce legislation this week to transfer 17-year-old teenagers out of adult prisons within 12 months. The move will bring Queensland into step with the rest of Australia, and in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

5 things you have helped us achieve in 2016 so far

It’s sometimes hard to keep a positive outlook and believe that you can help change things for the better, but progress is happening all around the world thanks to people like you who are taking a stand for human rights. We take a look back at the significant wins you have helped us achieve for human rights in the first half of 2016.

Damaging Northern Territory bail laws defeated!

Great news from the NT! Our supporters really stepped up to ensure that independent MPs did not support the government’s damaging plans to lock up more kids before they have even been to trial.

Nauru: New criminal law is welcome improvement on human rights

Amnesty International welcomes Nauru's new Crimes Act 2016, which makes the death penalty no longer applicable under law, decriminalises same-sex sexual activity, allows abortions carried out by medical professionals, and criminalises marital rape.

Woman tortured by police is released from prison after four years

A judge’s decision to acquit mother of two Yecenia Armenta Graciano and release her from prison on 7 June 2016 in northern Mexico brings an end to four long years of injustice.

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