This week, the Queensland government has rushed some law amendments in the State Parliament to suspend the Human Rights Act and to allow children to be detained in police watch houses.

This has prompted community organisations to protest against these amendments, saying the system should change, particularly for children.

Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Sam Watson – Wangerriburra and Birri Gubba activist from the Black Peoples Union

First aired on The Wire, Friday 25 August 2023