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Blog post from Tuesday, 10 March, 2015



Despite the introduction of youth justice conferencing as major reform with the aim of diverting young people from children’s courts, its use is highly uneven across the various jurisdictions. For example, in New South Wales only 3 percent and in Queensland only 6 percent of all young people apprehended by police were referred to a conference.

— Chris Cunneen, “Youth Justice in Australia” via Oxford Handbooks Online.

This week is ALIA Information Online 2015, hosted by the Australian Library and Information Association in Sydney. We’ll be bringing you articles from our Oxford Handbooks series every day about different aspects of Australian culture and history. Check back later this week for more content!

Image: Themis, Law courts on George Street, Brisbane. By Rae Allen. CC BY-NC 2.0 via Flickr.