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While government investments have increased the availability of fundamental services such as police and schools, this report highlights the gaps that exist for Indigenous Australians in being able to make use of these services needed for community safety.
The disadvantages faced by...
This report is a literature review on Indigenous women’s offending patterns and therefore provides an important contribution to understanding an often neglected area of criminal justice. The report presents information on Indigenous women as offenders and prisoners, as well as considering the issue...
When sentencing Indigenous offenders, courts in Australia and New Zealand do their work in the knowledge that the rates of Indigenous imprisonment are much higher than the rates for the community as a whole.
This brief seeks to provide an evidence base for the...
It is not a new observation that Indigenous people in Australia experience violence at a higher rate than the general population. The impact of violence on Indigenous people and their communities has been widely documented by government and non-government inquiries, reports and commentaries. As...
This brief focuses on Indigenous sentencing courts, which operate in all Australian states and territories except Tasmania.
These courts have been established according to protocols and practices, and can be distinguished from more informal practices that occur in remote areas where judicial officers travel...
This report presents the findings from the Australian Institute of Criminology’s (AIC) comprehensive evaluation of the Queensland Murri Court, undertaken with the support and assistance of a range of stakeholders involved in the program.