Children are still being held in police cells and juvenile detention for low-range offences, under alarming conditions. Here's how their mental health and future prospects suffer.
Aboriginal mothers in prison feel intergenerational trauma and the forced removal of their children are the most significant factors impacting their health and well-being.
In several Australian prisons, babies and toddlers live with their mothers who are serving time. Keeping young children with their mums is a good thing, but they need to be better supported.
UNSW has taken the lead on promoting financial literacy and independence among students.
Four UNSW academics have been elected to the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in recognition of their contributions to their disciplines and to society.
The largest increases in Australia's prison numbers have been in remand, Indigenous and women prisoners, write Sophie Russell and Eileen Baldry.
Early intervention and diversion away from the criminal justice system can enable Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities to live with dignity, write Elizabeth McEntyre, Eileen Baldry,and Ruth McCausland.
Police often don’t recognise that someone has an intellectual disability or brain injury due to a lack of training in this area, write Eileen Baldry, Elizabeth McEntyre and Ruth McCausland.
NSW imprisonment rates have skyrocketed to an unprecedented high despite a drop in crime rates. But do more prisoners equal a better society? asks Eileen Baldry.
People with disabilities face extraordinary barriers to justice, experts have warned at an Australian Human Rights Commission meeting held at UNSW.