Former Ashley Youth Detention Centre detainees lodge class action over alleged abuse

Former Ashley Youth Detention Centre detainees lodge class action over alleged abuse

More than 100 former detainees of Tasmania’s Ashley Youth Detention Centre have lodged a class action in Tasmania’s Supreme Court, alleging they were whipped, kicked, bullied, encouraged to join gangs, sexually abused and stripped naked. Key points: The court documents detail the claims of the four men dating back to the early 1990s One man … Read more

WA government says transfer of Banksia Hill detainees to Casuarina has ‘worked’

WA government says transfer of Banksia Hill detainees to Casuarina has ‘worked’

Moving “violent young offenders” out of Western Australia’s only youth detention centre to a separate unit at an adult prison has “worked”, the WA government says. Key points: The government says Banksia Hill is running well following the transfer Figures show there has been a dramatic rise in self-harm at the facility A former children’s … Read more

WA government accused of failing at-risk Kimberley students over plans to address school truancy

WA government accused of failing at-risk Kimberley students over plans to address school truancy

The bureaucrat came with a piece of paper, and told Beverley Malay it was a plan to get her teenage son back into school.  For the first time in a long time, the Kija woman was hopeful for change. “We were all looking forward to the plan because maybe it would have helped our children,” … Read more

Bonnie is taking on her bull-riding dreams in the world’s most dangerous sport

Bonnie is taking on her bull-riding dreams in the world’s most dangerous sport

While bull riding may be one of the world’s most dangerous sports, 13-year-old Bonnie Milgate from Mareeba has no concerns about getting on top of several hundred kilograms of bucking bull and hanging on for dear life. Key points: In bull-riding children under the age of 14 ride mini bulls Riders aged 14 to 18 ride junior bulls … Read more

Poorcastle Festival returns for first time since 2019

Poorcastle Festival returns for first time since 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – The Louisville festival featuring cheap tunes and good food returns after a two-year absence. Poorcastle Festival will be running from May 20 through May 22 at Breslin Park, located at 1388 Lexington Road. The festival began in 2013 as a cheaper alternative to the Forecastle music festival. Poorcastle gathers local musicians, … Read more

How a homeless teen found determination to graduate high school

How a homeless teen found determination to graduate high school

Just as the sun cracks above the horizon, 17-year-old Amna begins her trek to school. She boards a TTC bus in North Etobicoke, the first of three. If transit moves seamlessly, the route takes about an hour and a half. It’s usually closer to two hours — a reality that prompted her guidance counsellor to … Read more

Busselton’s St Mary Mackillop College principal defends handling of Year 11 suicide

Busselton’s St Mary Mackillop College principal defends handling of Year 11 suicide

The principal of a large Catholic school in country Western Australia has defended the school’s handling of the suicide of a Year 11 student, following claims by a former teacher the school wasn’t properly responding to students with poor mental health.  Key points: The head of St Mary MacKillop College Frank Norton has defended the school A former teacher … Read more

Colin Kaepernick publishes children’s book centered on self-awareness

Colin Kaepernick publishes children’s book centered on self-awareness

ONEactivist and athlete Colin Kaepernick ensures that black and brown young people see themselves reflected in the literature they consume. According to Peoplehe recently published a children’s book entitled I color myself differently. The book – which hit the shelves on April 5 – explores the concepts of self-identity and self-love through Kaepernick’s childhood experiences. … Read more

Colin Kaepernick publishes children’s book centered on self-awareness

Colin Kaepernick publishes children’s book centered on self-awareness

ONEactivist and athlete Colin Kaepernick ensures that black and brown young people see themselves reflected in the literature they consume. According to Peoplehe recently published a children’s book entitled I color myself differently. The book – which hit the shelves on April 5 – explores the concepts of self-identity and self-love through Kaepernick’s childhood experiences. … Read more