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‘Crisis point’: New York Times reports on children’s mental health on Nauru

A seventh child will be brought to Australia from Nauru for medical care, following legal pressure. The National Justice Project represented the girl at a federal court hearing on Wednesday. She is one of a number of refugee children with worsening mental health issues, who are seeking medical treatment in Australia. George Newhouse, principal lawyer for the National Justice Project, …

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Damning Report on Youth Detention in WA

Urgent need for medical care, education and Indigenous Culture The National Justice Project welcomes the report of the WA Inspector of Custodial Services into the Youth Detention Centre at Banksia Hill but notes the problems inside the WA Youth detention system remain unaddressed and children’s lives are being destroyed by inaction. George Newhouse, Principal Solicitor at the NJP and Adjunct …

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Who Watches the Watchers? Copwatch launches to support Aboriginal communities to hold police accountable

We have launched a new program to run training in Aboriginal communities about using mobile phones to document harassment by authorities. The project, known as “Copwatch”, has been developed in response to complaints about over-policing and police abuses in Aboriginal communities. We are currently seeking crowdfunding in order to send human rights lawyers and media professionals to deliver training on using mobile …