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Indigenous sentencing courts were established in 1999 to increase trust between Indigenous people and white justice, and to strengthen Indigenous communities. This article highlights the findings from the first in-depth […]

Often service providers find Indigenous victims of violence with disabilities as a group ‘too hard to handle’. In Victoria, assistance to that group is likely to be unavailable or inappropriate […]

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The Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Evaluation Framework guides evaluations conducted by the Indigenous Affairs Group (IAG) of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C). The IAS Evaluation Framework […]

20 years after the release of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC) report, which noted the need to reduce Aboriginal incarceration, Indigenous imprisonment continues to rise alongside […]

This report presents the findings of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs inquiry into Australia’s family law system, and recommendations to improve its response […]

Authors: Keenan, Sarah

This article interrogates Australia’s ‘post-coloniality’ in light of the death in custody of Mulrunji Doomadgee and its legal and political aftermath. While Prime Minister Rudd recently called for an end […]

This report provides an estimate of the annual cost savings to the Western Australian Government of proactively diverting young offenders from the court system and from detention in remand in […]

This article critically analyses the role that criminological theory and specific policy formulations of culture play in the New Zealand state’s response to the over-representation of Maori in the criminal […]

Authors: McAsey, Bridget

The Koori Court Division of the Magistrates’ Court in Victoria has been in operation since 2002, and in many ways reflects an innovative and progressive approach to the problems Aboriginal […]

Authors: Kelly, Vince

The Northern Territory Police Force launch an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the deaths in custody of Terrance Briscoe. Terrance was admitted to the Alice Springs Police Watch House for […]