146 stuffed toys behind bars out the front of Queensland Parliament House. For each teddy there is a child under 14 behind bars in Queensland

The latest

Kids don’t belong in prison — no one should lose their childhood to a racist criminal justice system. Instead of locking up kids we should be investing in better solutions that actually work.

Full report here

Change the Record Coalition

Amnesty’s First Nations rights work complements the huge amount of human rights advocacy that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and organisations are doing across Australia.

Read More
Change The Record coalition members launch National Plan of Action © Amnesty International
A photo of Parliament House in Canberra, set against a deep blue sky

Who’s responsible?

Each Australian state and territory is responsible for its own law and justice policies, but it is our Federal government that is ultimately responsible for ensuring Australia protects the rights of First Nations children. Together, we can hold them to account.

Read More

What we’re asking

We’re calling for our government to support more First Nations-led solutions for kids and to change laws for a fairer youth justice system. Over the next five years we’ll be working hard to make this an issue politicians can’t ignore.

Read More
A girl making Aboriginal artwork

Kids in Watch Houses: Exposing the truth

Life for a kid in Brisbane’s adult watch house is not only frightening, and brutal, it also breaches domestic and international law.

Learn More

Take Action Now

Join us in calling for justice targets to secure a brighter tomorrow for Indigenous kids in Australia.

Our Wins

Our movement changes lives. We celebrate the small wins, and the big moments because we know that every step our world takes away from injustice, is a step closer to a world in which human rights are enjoyed by all.
Young child's hand behind a fence.

Raise the Age Coalition welcome ACT’s nation-leading step towards raising the age