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.
After years of strong and consistent advocacy last week I got to hear Senator Patrick Dodson and Shadow Attorney General, Mark Dreyfus, announce over $100 million for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice.
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.
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.
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.