This submission from the Human Rights Law Centre is directed at particular aspects of the legal system, including law, policies and processes that contribute to the overrepresentation of Aboriginal children and young people, and provides recommendations aimed at addressing systemic issues.
This research aims to understand current and previous Indigenous offender health services and programs offered by four Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and the experiences, challenges and enablers of delivering these.
This resource outlines the Public Health Association of Australia's (PHAA) position on the incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. It should also be read in conjunction with PHAA’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health policy position statement.
This submission seeks to bring the Coroner’s attention to key themes for the prevention of cases similar to that of David Dungay, including preventative aspects and accountability mechanisms.
The Human Rights Commission made a submission to the Coroners Court in its process of determining if the scope of the inquest into Tanya Day's death of should include consideration of whether systemic racism contributed to the cause and circumstances of her death.
Twenty-five years has passed since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC). This paper examines the trends and characteristics of Indigenous deaths in custody since 1991–92, using data obtained through the National Deaths in Custody Program (NDICP).
This paper attempts to explore why there has been a continual rise in Indigenous female incarceration rates in the Northern Territory since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC) in 1991.
This statement outlines concerns with the 2018 Deloitte Access Economics review of the implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC).
In 2017, the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion, commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to undertake an independent review of the implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (the Royal Commission).
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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...
This introduction presents some of the key themes and factors associated with rates of over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the criminal justice system. It provides a summary of literature that evaluates policy proposals to reduce these rates, discussing how dominant societal...
The AIC has operated the National Deaths in Custody Program since 1991, following a recommendation by the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. This study updates and extends an earlier AIC study, which examined the important issue of self-inflicted deaths in prison custody using...
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...
In their article, Elise Klein, Michael Jones and Eddie Cubillo consider Don Weatherburn’s claim that Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS) have a limited role in reducing Indigenous incarceration. They argue that Weatherburn understates the role of ATSILS. They make their argument in three...
The paperless arrests regime is just another brick in the wall of the Northern Territory’s obsession with mass incarceration, argues North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency’s Jonathon Hunyor in the latest edition of the Indigenous Law Bulletin .