Thursday, June 11, 2015

Australia: Stop WA’s mandatory sentencing for kids - ONLINE PETITION

Amnesty International Australia

     Update 6/11/15: More than 20,000 people have emailed Western Australia's (WA's) Government, asking them to scrap mandatory sentencing for kids. We’ve caught the government’s attention; now we need to escalate this. Will you send a message higher up the chain -- to WA’s Attorney General Michael Mischin -- and ask him to scrap mandatory sentences for kids?
      Western Australia locks up Indigenous young people at the highest rate in Australia.
Despite this, the WA Government hopes to pass a 'Home Burglary Bill' which, if successful, will send more young people between the ages of 16 and 17 to prison, and won't reduce burglaries.
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