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This report contains thirty-five recommendations designed to reduce the disproportionate rate of incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and improve community safety.
This report argues that the over-imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women is a growing national crisis that is being overlooked by all levels of government in Australia.
The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory has been told Aboriginal people need to be given control of corrections system reforms.
The author of a scathing report about the Territory's corrections system has finished his second day...
A number of incidents involving escapes and incidents within youth detention, and public criticisms regarding prisoners with open ratings having access to the community, resulted in the appointment of a new Commissioner for Correctional Services and the subsequent establishment of this review to assess the...
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...
The Coronial inquest into the death of Ms Dhu, a Yamatji woman from Western Australia is in its final stages.
In 2014, the 22 year old was pronounced dead at the Hedland Health Campus, 45 hours after being taken into police custody for unpaid...
Between 1 January 1980 and 31 May 1989, ninety-nine Aboriginal and Tones Strait Islander people died in the custody of prison, police or juvenile detention institutions. They were eighty-eight males and eleven females. Their approximate average age at death was thirty-two years, the median age-the...
Governments have ignored a new report exposing appalling rates of young Indigenous people in detention, but a new response is attracting growing support.
Bourke, the town that inspired several of Henry Lawson’s Darling River stories, has always been on the frontier....
Children are vital to any community. Under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Indigenous children, like children everywhere, have the right to ‘develop their personalities, abilities and talents to the fullest potential, to grow up in an environment of...
The prison health system presents an opportunity to improve Aboriginal prisoners’ health and wellbeing, diagnose and treat health and mental health problems, and mitigate the effects of harmful behaviours.
The prison health system presents an opportunity to improve Aboriginal prisoners’...