All posts by Piero Moraro

40 years ago, protesters were celebrated for saving the Franklin River. Today they could be jailed for months

40 years ago, protesters were celebrated for saving the Franklin River. Today they could be jailed for months

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. The 1982 campaign to stop the building of Tasmania’s Franklin River dam was a defining moment in the history of Australia’s social movements. Those events are now being recounted in the documentary Franklin, screening throughout the country. Franklin…

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Sending teens to maximum security prisons shows Australia needs to raise the age of criminal responsibility

Sending teens to maximum security prisons shows Australia needs to raise the age of criminal responsibility

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. The recent transfer of a “difficult cohort” of teenagers to a maximum-security adult prison in Western Australia raises familiar questions about Australia’s prison system. The 17 young detainees have “significant offending histories” and had for months been destroying…

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