In brief

    Indigenous children make up one in 15 kids in Australia – but are half of all children in Australia’s youth detention centres. By locking away children and separating them from their families and communities, our governments are placing limits on children’s potential and causing them life-long, psychological harm.

    The issue In depth
    A rally for Indigenous rights on Invasion Day
    Dharpaloco Yunupingu and Rininya Johnson, members of the Wuriniri Dance Group pose during a public NAIDOC celebration

    Change the record coalition

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

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    Who’s responsible?

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

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    Aboriginal woman and child from Utopia Homelands
    A girl making Aboriginal artwork

    What we’re asking

    We’re calling for our government to support more Indigenous-led solutions for kids and 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.


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    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.