OTTAWA – Giving clean drug-injection needles to prisoners to stem the spread of infectious disease would make federal penitentiaries more dangerous places, senior correctional officials say. 569 more words
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Australian Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs says the country needs a Bill of Rights.
Speaking at a public lecture at Curtin University, Prof Triggs said Australia was the only western democracy without a charter protecting human rights and this meant the rights of Aboriginal people, Torres Strait Islanders, the disabled, the elderly, the LGBTI community and asylum seekers were not protected. 264 more words