Government policy

The Prevention, Diversion, Rehabilitation and Restorative Justice Program works to divert Indigenous Australians away from adverse contact with the legal system and provides activities that will rehabilitate and support Indigenous […]

In May 2008 the Government established an 11-member national council which was tasked was to provide the Government with advice on the development of an evidence-based national plan of action […]

This report, undertaken by the Crime and Misconduct Commission, describes the key findings of the Offending Persons Across the Lifecourse (OPAL) project which examines the risks and needs of Queensland’s […]

Issues of Indigenous disadvantage and dysfunction are before our eyes more frequently and more prominently than ever before. Barely a day goes by without another chilling and heartbreaking story of […]

Justice reinvestment is an emerging approach to addressing expanding prison populations. The merits of the justice reinvestment approach adopted in the United States and the United Kingdom to divert funding […]

The Closing the Gap Prime Minister’s report 2014 outlines the commitments made by the new government. This has included: consolidating the administration of Indigenous programs from eight government departments into […]

This is the seventh Closing the Gap Report produced since targets were set by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008. The report shows that although there has been […]

The Closing the Gap in the Northern Territory National Partnership Agreement ceased on the 30 June 2012. This is the last Monitoring Report published under this agreement. It provides data […]

This Closing the Gap in the Northern Territory Monitoring Report brings together performance information for each ‘Closing the Gap’ measure from 31 December 2011 to 1 July 2012. However, in […]

Provides data collected between June and December of 2009 on the Northern Territory Emergency Response to reports of abuse and neglect against children, represented in The Little Children are Sacred […]