Aboriginal people in prison and out-of-home care suffering under ‘punitive’ Covid-19 restrictions

Posted by on May 26, 2020 8:57 pm
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Report reveals inmates going without soap and children in out-of-home care system being refused contact with families

Aboriginal people in prisons are going without soap, and children in out-of-home care are being refused contact with their families under “punitive” restrictions enforced due to Covid-19, a report released on Wednesday has said.

Aboriginal people are disproportionately affected by Covid-19 policy responses at a state, territory and commonwealth level, the report by the Change the Record coalition, said.

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