Justice

  • Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices): Securing Our Rights, Securing Our Future

    At the launch of the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) report in Broome last week, the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM observed that that the release of the report marked a line in the sand for our First Nations women and girls, and for all Australians. 

    June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner 

  • 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.

    When people say ‘justice reinvestment’, they could be referring to or thinking of a lot of different things, depending on their perspective and experience.

  • Answers were there to greet us in Bourke

    Last week, I had a chance to do a ‘roadie’ with my old boss and former Social Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda. I’ve done a couple of trips with Mick over the years and it is always good fun doing a long drive with the great man.

  • Free to be Kids

    Earlier today in Canberra we stood with peak Aboriginal organisations in front of Parliament House to launch the Change the Record: Free To Be Kids Action Plan.

    We then took our message inside Parliament in a series of meetings with MPs.

    Our message: The over-imprisonment and abuse of Aboriginal children is happening all over the country and urgently requires national leadership.

  • NT Royal Commission Report Released

    The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory Report has been released following months of inquiring into the failings of the child protection and youth detention systems in the Northern Territory.

    Few who saw the images could forget the trigger for the establishment of the Royal Commission on Four Corners - Aboriginal child Dylan Voller hooded and shackled to a chair in Don Dale Detention Centre in Darwin.

  • Anniversary of Ms Dhu's death

    Three years ago tomorrow, a 22 year old Aboriginal woman with her whole life ahead of her - Ms Dhu, died in a Western Australian Police lock up from a fatal infection stemming from a cracked rib arising from a family violence injury.

    Ms Dhu had been locked up for unpaid fines for three days, and as the WA Coroner found, had been treated inhumanely by police. This tragic death was inhumane, avoidable and preventable.