Children in prison deserve proper healthcare

In juvenile detention facilities and in adult prisons right across Australia, the incarcerated are excluded from Medicare and denied the same level of healthcare as the rest of us. They are denied the PBS. They are also denied the opportunity to access the NDIS. Think about this — our Federal Government denies Medicare to gaoled children as young as ten-year-olds.

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Topics:
Human Rights, Social Justice, Case Studies, Legal, Corrections, Justice System

Author:
Connie Georgatos

Source:
Independent Australia

Date published:
Sun 14th Mar, 2021