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Journal article

Blinded by the white: a comparative analysis of jury challenges on racial grounds

This article explores cases in which Indigenous defendants have perceived that an all-white jury’s prejudice against Indigenous people would prevent them receiving a fair trial, and draws comparisons with the United States and Canada.
Briefing paper

Sentencing Indigenous offenders

This brief seeks to provide an evidence base for the development of law and policy by highlighting some key issues concerning the sentencing of Indigenous offenders.
Working paper

Joint response to the Deloitte Review of the implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

This statement outlines concerns with the 2018 Deloitte Access Economics review of the implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC).
Article

For First Nations people, coronavirus has meant fewer services, separated families and over-policing: new report

This article makes clear the treatment of First Australians during the COVID-19 outbreak is not the same as for non-Indigenous Australians.
Working paper

30 years on: Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody recommendations remain unimplemented

This paper outlines concerns with the 2018 Deloitte Access Economics review of the implementation of the 339 recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.
Article

Enforcing assimilation, dismantling Aboriginal families: a history of police violence in Australia

The history of policing in Australia helps explain some of the dynamics at play in the Black Lives Matter and First Nations Deaths in Custody movement in Australia and a growing push for alternative models of policing.
Report

Addressing the “crime problem" of the Northern Territory Intervention: alternate paths to regulating minor driving offences in remote Indigenous communities

This study examines the incidence of Indigenous driving offending in the Northern Territory since 2006 and assesses the effectiveness of law enforcement in addressing this crime. It seeks to ascertain alternative forms of regulating driver safety and whether they are better suited to Indigenous communities...
Journal article

Lessons lost in sentencing: welding individualised justice to Indigenous justice

Indigenous offenders are heavily over-represented in the Australian and Canadian criminal justice systems. In the case of R v Gladue, the Supreme Court of Canada held that sentencing judges are to recognise the adverse systemic and background factors that many Aboriginal Canadians face and consider...
Article

An anniversary shrouded in myths

The 1966 equal pay decision is often blamed for the decline for Indigenous workers in the Northern Territory. But it was only the last straw, argues Thalia Anthony.
Commentary

Data gaps mean Indigenous incarceration rates may be even worse than we thought

Cape York Institute senior policy adviser, Shireen Morris, told the ABC’s ‘Q&A’ program recently that the incarceration rate of Indigenous people has doubled since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody twenty-five years ago. That statement is true, but gaps in the data suggest...