Australia needs to take drastic action to reverse the over-representation of Indigenous young people in juvenile detention centres or face losing another generation of first peoples to failed government policies, according to a landmark Amnesty International report.
The report, ‘Brighter Tomorrow: Keeping Kids in the Community and out of Detention in Australia’, says that rates of Indigenous youth imprisonment are the highest they have been since the royal commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody handed down its report in 1991.
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