Black lives Matter web

CHANGE THE RECORD, JUNE 2020

End Black Deaths in Custody
Change the Record has called on the Prime Minister, S/T Ministers and National Cabinet to implement five key recommendations to end black deaths in custody: more than 400 Aboriginal people have died in custody since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

Media Release HERE

 

Deaths inside web

THE GUARDIAN, JUNE 2020

Deaths Inside Database
This database tracks every known Indigenous death in custody in Australia from 2008 to 2020. A detailed description of definitions used including categories and methods used to compile the data is provided. Individual cases can be viewed by tapping on the squares.

Database access HERE

 

ANU web2

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, APRIL 2020

Desperate times calls for desperate measures in prisons
Hundreds of criminal justice experts have written to Australian governments, calling for drastic and unprecedented measures to avert a COVID-19 outbreak in prisons and youth detention centres around the country.  The recommendations build on their first open letter last month, which has prompted initial and planned reforms to the criminal justice system in some jurisdictions. 

Read the article and letter HERE

 

NACCHO Covid web2

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY CONTROLLED HEALTH ORGANISATION (NACCHO), APRIL 2020

COVID-19 - Latest resources
NACCHO has produced a range of high quality resources with latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus).

The website and resources are updated on a regular basis.

Read the information HERE

 

Aust Govt 30 Oct 2019 web

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT, 30 OCTOBER 2019

Media release Minister Wyatt: Indigenous voice to government
Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt, has announced the co-design process that will develop models to provide a voice for Indigenous Australians at local, state and federal levels of government. The Senior Advisory Group will be co-chaired by Professor Tom Calma AO and Professor Dr Marcia Langton AM.

Read the article HERE

 

Illegal drug use web

MONDAQ, 18 SEPTEMBER 2019

Lawyers call for drug decriminilisation - and a shift to a justice reinvestment approach
This article explores a harm reduction approach to drug use that recognises that doubling down on punishment for illegal drug use has not been effective. Rather it's best to put mechanisms in place that reduce the harms associated with their use.

Read the article HERE 

ACTweb

THE GUARDIAN, 13 JULY 2019

Canberra has the answers - just not where you might expect them
Ben Oquist (Executive Director, The Australia Institute) explores the ACT Labor-Greens government's progressive policies which appear to be receiving positive support from a majority of Australians. The ACT's justice reinvestment program was found to be supported by 88 percent of Australians surveyed. This makes it the ACT's most popular policy, nationwide. 

Read the article HERE 

 

 

 

 

 

School to prisonweb

THE GUARDIAN, 25 JUNE 2019

The school-to-prison pipeline: how the criminal justice system fails at-risk kids
Sarah Hopkins, Managing solicitor of Justice Projects at the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT and chair of Just Reinvest NSW, explores the crossover from out-of-home care into the criminal justice system. 'It begs the question: what if we got it right earlier?'.

Read the article HERE 

 

Funding comm led place based Mayweb

ten20 FOUNDATION, MAY 2019

Funding community-led place based practice: Insights and actions for funders and communities
This research report commissioned by ten20 in partnership with Social Ventures Australia and TACSI (and with input from community-led initiatives (including Maranguka: Bourke justice reinvestment) explores insights and actions for funders and communities working together in this space.

Read the article HERE

 

Dodsonweb

LABOR PARTY MEDIA RELEASE 26 APRIL 2019

Closing the Indigenous Justice Gap and Justice Reinvestment. Senator Patrick Dodson and Mark Dreyfus QC MP.
Shorten Labor Government multi-million dollar package to address the disadvantage experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the justice system.

Read more HERE

 

 

Change the recordweb

CHANGE THE RECORD 18 APRIL 2019

Indigenous Legal Assistance Program (ILAP) - Campaign to continue 50 year commitment
Change the Record has launched a petition calling on all sides of politics to commit to self-determined Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS), to end unjust incarceration rates. In March, an independent review made its #1 recommendation that the Commonwealth should continue to fund ATSILS through a stand-alone, specific purpose funding program.

Read more HERE

CCNSWweb2

COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTRES, NSW 6 APRIL 2019

What can we learn from justice reinvestment?
Mark Riboldi, Advocacy and Communications Manager at Community Legal Centres NSW highlights the importance of community-led justice reinvestment like the Maranguka Justice Reinvestment project in Bourke, NSW to address ‘high levels of social disadvantage and rising crime'.

Read the article HERE 

 

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