Publishers: GenerationOne

This is the second report on the Australian Government’s program to reduce the gaps in life opportunities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Progress is reported against the targets relating to […]

In this third annual report on closing the gap in Indigenous disadvantage, the Government states that its agenda is driven by three important imperatives: to overcome decades of under-investment in […]

Highlights the significant improvements in the area of child mortality; records strong improvements for Indigenous children in National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy results; acknowledges that a partnership approach […]

Shows some progress on targets to reduce indigenous disadvantage: with improved access to pre-schools for children in remote communities, better results for indigenous students in year 12 and a decrease […]

Publishers: Australian Institute of Family Studies, Child Family Community Australia, 29

This is a useful introductory resource highlighting the need for a government policy response to Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). FASD may be more prevalent in indigenous communities due to […]

Publishers: Healing Foundation

This report is not justice specific but provides useful information on engaging members of the Stolen Generation. They are a high risk group for victimisation and offending as well as […]

This report has been prepared as a result of the findings of a discussion paper, ‘Criminal justice and Indigenous people with cognitive disabilities’, developed in 2004 for the Aboriginal and […]

This brief highlights some current initiatives in operation in Australian courts which seek to make the court process more responsive to the needs of Indigenous participants, along with some examples […]

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This report examines the indefinite detention of Mentally Impaired Accused persons, pursuant to custody orders available in the Western Australian sentencing system. These orders are available under the Criminal Law […]

Publishers: New South Wales Law Reform Commission, Report, 133

This report finds that a new, simplified Bail Act is required. The report was made pursuant to a referral by the Attorney General. In highlighting the need to simplify the […]