Australia has missed another deadline to implement an international anti-torture agreement, with the country’s three largest states accused of dragging their feet and bickering with the Commonwealth over funding.
- Matthew Doran
It follows stinging criticism of Australia’s human rights record last year, after United Nations inspectors were blocked from accessing prisons in New South Wales and Queensland.
A month later, the UN’s Committee Against Torture grilled Australian officials about practices in the nation’s detention facilities.
Australia signed the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) in 2009 and ratified the…