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Federal Court rules asylum seekers can keep mobile phones in detention

The Federal Court in Sydney today (17 March 2017) has ruled that asylum seekers have the right to continue their legal fight to keep their mobile phones while in onshore immigration detention, following a class action brought by human rights lawyers the National Justice Project to prevent Serco and Border Force from seizing detainee phones. Border Force had planned to …

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National Justice Project working with the Deaths In Custody Watch Committee of WA

The National Justice Project is working with the Deaths In Custody Watch Committee of WA to assist an Aboriginal man injured by police tasers. Read the story herehttps://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/jan/20/indigenous-man-filmed-with-whole-body-tremors-days-after-being-tasered-by-police

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The shocking video of the inhumane way Ms Dhu was treated has been released. WARNING: THE IMAGES ARE DISTURBING

It is impossible to deny the inhumane treatment that #Missdhu received when you see these stark images. #MissDhu ‘s short life must not be in vain. The WA Government must stop locking up fine defaulters, ensure police contact the Aboriginal Legal Service when an Aboriginal person is detained & make amends to Ms Dhu’s family.http://www.theage.com.au/wa-news/shocking-footage-of-ms-dhu-will-be-released-by-coroner-20161216-gtck7m.html

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Don Dale training manual revealed

George Newhouse, principal solicitor of the National Justice Project, told The Saturday Paper that the revelations of the training course could have significant legal ramifications. “I think it is inappropriate to ever use tear gas on children at all, and then if they have breached their guidelines, then I think there are implications for both criminal and civil law in the circumstances,” …