Indigenous incarceration

Submission

Submission to the inquiry into the overrepresentation of Aboriginal children and young people in youth justice
31 Oct 2019
11

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.

Journal article

30 Oct 2019
155

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.

Position paper

18 Sep 2019
8

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.

Submission

5 Aug 2019
6

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.

Submission

Outline of submissions of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
1 Apr 2019
7

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.

Report

21 Feb 2019
133

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).

Report

1 Jan 2019
8

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.

Working paper

20 Dec 2018
127

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).

Report

24 Oct 2018
425

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).

A landmark in the history...

Report

28 Mar 2018
764

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.

Report

6 Jun 2017
158

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.

Report

26 May 2017
867

Disproportionate rates of Indigenous imprisonment are unfair, unsafe and unaffordable, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Audio

6 Dec 2016
22

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...

Report

15 Nov 2016
332

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...

Briefing paper

17 Oct 2016
850

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...

Report

11 Aug 2016
165

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...

Commentary

Article

27 Jul 2016
249

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...

Audio

12 Apr 2016
179

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...

Journal article

5 Feb 2016
342

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...

Commentary

Article

18 Jan 2016
287

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 .

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