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In January 2004, the Australian Government announced its intention to increase immigrant and humanitarian settlement in regional Australia. The announcement followed a recommendation of the May 2003 'Report of the Review of Settlement Services for Migrants and Humanitarian Entrants' to seek further opportunities to settle...
In 1998, the NSW government made changes to eligibility for public housing. This fact sheet explains those changes and how they apply to housing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Contrary to their popular image as low-powered "bunny guns," .22-calibre rifles are commonly used in multiple shootings. In seven mass killings involving .22 rifles in Australia and New Zealand alone, 54 people died by gunfire.
The .22 rifle is also the most commonly used...
The Criminal Justice Sector Reform Council
The Criminal Justice Sector Reform Council (the Council) was formed in July 2013. The Council aims to promote and support a contemporary, effective and efficient criminal justice system.
The Criminal Justice Sector Reform...
Introduction: This quick guide provides statistics on the number of asylum seekers that have arrived by boat in Australia since 1976 when the first wave of boats carrying people seeking asylum from the aftermath of the Vietnam War began to arrive.
This snapshot describes the penalties imposed on adult offenders convicted of child sexual assault.
Over the two year period 2009 and 2010, 495 offenders were convicted of child sexual assault. 97 per cent of those convicted were male and 64 per cent...
This snapshot describes the penalties imposed on adult offenders convicted of motor vehicle theft.
Over the period 2009 to 2010 a total of 1018 offenders were convicted of motor vehicle theft in NSW Local and District Courts. Imprisonment was the most commonly imposed penalty,...
This snapshot describe the penalties imposed on convicted robbery offenders.
The most common penalty imposed on a convicted robbery offender was a prison sentence. Prison penalties were imposed on 79 per cent of offenders convicted of an aggravated robbery offence and 58 per cent...