In response to the 'Black Lives Matter' movement, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services have compiled legal and policy reforms that need to be implemented to advance the cause of true justice in Australia.
This strategic plan provides the foundation for a transparent 10-year blueprint for youth Justice, detailing the reform directions, objectives and key actions for the Victorian youth justice system.
Understanding the role of law and culture in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in responding to and preventing family violence
This is an exploratory study that has aimed to bring to light some perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from the Kimberley, Pilbara, Tiwi Islands, Mornington Peninsula and Darwin on family violence, with an emphasis on the positive role law and culture plays...
Aboriginal people in New South Wales have been trying to strengthen the law that is supposed to protect their cultural heritage since the late 1970s, but reform remains elusive. This paper outlines some reasons why.
Despite 432 Indigenous deaths in custody, no one has ever been convicted. Racist silence and complicity are to blame
Many people on this continent know more about police and prison violence in the US, than the same violence that happens here, so what’s behind the curious silence on First Nations deaths in custody in Australia?
This evaluation report provides insights into how a mainstream government service works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
This report was written in collaboration with human rights experts across Australia, and it represents the collective knowledge of Australia’s leading NGOs on the current state of human rights in Australia and will inform the four yearly review of Australia’s human rights record by the...
This submission investigates how engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be undertaken in relation to the intellectual property system to ensure the protection of Indigenous knowledge.
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress' submission to the development of a Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Framework in the Northern Territory.
AMSANT's submission outlines a number of recommendations that can further strengthen the legislation currently before the committe, including the content and wording of the Bill, and broader structural reform that could support implementation of the Bill.