BY AMY MCQUIRE, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 | Tracker Magazine NATIONAL: The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA has slammed the state government’s push to expand mandatory and minimum sentencing laws, saying it will only jail more Aboriginal people. Aboriginal people are 20 times more likely to be jailed in the state than their non-Indigenous counterparts – the highest ratio in […]Read more "Legal service slams WA govt’s “despicable” plans for mandatory sentencing"
By Amy McQuire, February 28 2013, Tracker Magazine. NATIONAL: The complexity of sentencing decisions is ill-covered by media, writes AMY MCQUIRE. Like all issues in Indigenous affairs, the skyrocketing incarceration rates of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is an issue revisited every few years, with politicians and media riding out the shockwaves, and […]Read more "BEHIND ENEMY LINES: Taking sentencing out of the court of public opinion"
By Amy McQuire, March 6 2014, Tracker Magazine. NATIONAL: Earlier this year, Australia mourned the passing of teenager Daniel Christie, the victim of a “Coward’s Punch” in Kings Cross on New Years Eve, writes AMY MCQUIRE*. Daniel was an innocent, much-loved, handsome 18-year-old who had the world ahead of him. He was Australia’s 15th fatality […]Read more "EDITORIAL: Laws made in the city hit the bush hardest"