Tag: prison

The Decline and Fall of the NT Legal System

The malaise that besets the NT legal system is symptomatic of Australia’s fall from grace as a country.

NT Laws reproduce carceral politics governing Aboriginal children

It is a blight on our nation that we continue to lock up Aboriginal children when we should be keeping them on Country.

‘The Aboriginal Gulag’: The Northern Territory’s Criminal Legal System

It is no longer an overworked, under-resourced and at times chaotic legal system. It is now not fit for purpose and has become a depraved jailing machine consuming Aboriginal men, women and children at an ever-increasing rate.

COVID-19 and the Inconvenient Truth about Prisons

Arena Online


21 Apr 2020

The inconvenient truth about prisons—that they fail us, harm us—has become a painful reality. COVID-19 gives us an opportunity to change.

Prison Rape, by Richard Evans

Is it OK to make jokes about rape in prison?

Drugs and the Empire of Desire

Guy Rundle: Chasing the 'Pernicious Commodity' All the Way into the Self