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Goodbye Lucky Country

You’ve really got to wonder what we all thought would happen, writes Mike Dowson. We had a lot going for us in Australia. Global conditions favoured us for a long time. Now that tide has turned. The boom years are over, and we are on the frontline of escalating environmental

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The Child Inside: In Australia, We Prosecute 10-Year-Olds, Especially If They’re Black.

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Data from Australia’s criminal justice system shows clearly that we’re failing to rehabilitate children, while making them more likely to reoffend. And yet kids as young as 10 are still being charged with criminal offences. Warwick Jones investigates. A 10-year-old Aboriginal girl wearing pigtails and a school uniform

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