For all those who thought the ACT Bill of Rights was a worthless piece of crap, serving only to stroke the Chief Minister’s ego at great expense and attempting to bind future government’s to his own “vision”, the Canberra Times has sad news on the state of the Quamby youth detention centre.
Canberra’s young offenders are serving time in a sub-standard corrections facility which breaches the ACT Government’s own Human Rights Act, but work will not start on a new centre until 2007.
If it’s a “right” that inmates be treated a certain way then it needs to be fixed now, today.
If it is not, then we should stop pretending it is. Now, Today.