Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS) submission to the inquiry into the use of cannabis in Victoria
This document forms the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service's (VALS) submission to the Legislative Council Legal and Social Issues Committee Inquiry into the use of cannabis in Victoria (2020).
This is an interim evaluation report produced on behalf of the Kunga Stopping Violence Program (KVSP), a throughcare program supporting Aboriginal women who have been incarcerated in the Alice Springs Correctional Centre for an alleged violent offence. It outlines the initial findings of a broader...
The global spread of the Black Lives Matter movement, triggered by the murder of George Floyd, has forced the Australian mainstream to reckon with the immense scale of Indigenous incarceration and deaths in custody and has created new momentum for change.
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.
Incarcerated Aboriginal women’s experiences of accessing healthcare and the limitations of the ‘equal treatment’ principle
This article reports the findings of the largest qualitative study with incarcerated Aboriginal women in New South Wales, and their experience with access to healthcare.
Closing the (incarceration) gap: assessing the socio-economic and clinical indicators of Indigenous males by lifetime incarceration status
This article investigates the presence and extent of an ‘incarceration gap’ with Indigenous Australian males, and to uncover which social factors characterise the disparity.
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.
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.
This study explores the detrimental effects of hearing loss for Aboriginal inmates in the Northern Territory.
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?