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My experiences have taught me not to trust the police

Content warning: References to domestic violence, police brutality, sexual assault, drinking, racism and involuntary sectioning in a psychiatric ward.

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First Nations people with disability and the criminal justice system – part 2

Marisa Sposaro (Doin’ Time, 3CR) interviews Peta MacGillivray (Social Policy and Research, UNSW Sydney) on First Nations people with disability and the criminal justice system.

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Our Voice
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First Nations people with disability and the criminal justice system – part 1

Marisa Sposaro (Doin’ Time, 3CR) interviews Professor Eileen Baldry (Criminologist, UNSW Sydney) on First Nations people with disability and the criminal justice system.

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Rethinking recruitment

In theory, perhaps it seems fair that the person who says the right things, the person who fits, should win the job. But therein lies an implication that you are as valuable as your charisma. Not your skills, knowledge, or potential to grow, writes Alex Creece.

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