Isolating and segregating prisoners in poor conditions is counterproductive, according to two academics who have studied prison systems and instead advocate offenders building connections with mainstream religious preachers.
Prison guards say they are increasingly going to work under the promise of violence as Queensland's prison population continues to escalate. With a guard attacked by an inmate just yesterday, the physical effect is evident, but guards say they are also struggling mentally.
At first listen it sounds just like any other radio network. But this tiny station broadcasts exclusively to the cells of 80,000 prisoners — and it's "really powerful" stuff.
No Australian jurist before or since has ever held a responsibility like Sir William Webb, but his part and Australia's key role in the prosecution of hundreds of accused Japanese war criminals are little remembered today, writes Adam Wakeling.
An Alice Springs business group is lobbying for a privately run detention centre to be built in the Red Centre, with the facility purposely designed to detain criminals who have broken federal terror laws.
Members of the Northern Territory's youth detention royal commission say the controversial Don Dale facility is not fit for purpose, and its replacement should be fast-tracked.
The trio was released after a matter of weeks, but DFAT says it has approached China on behalf of Australian residents concerned about relatives still missing in Xinjiang.
Federal Liberal MPs are demanding that refugee and asylum seeker children on Nauru be brought to Australia amid growing warnings about their plight.