Aboriginal womens experiences are front & centre in the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Change the Record Co Chair Jackie Huggins commends the Report’s recommendation that significant investment in Aboriginal community controlled services should be an urgent priority for Government.
ANTaR joins over twenty Indigenous and human rights organisations have signed an open letter released today calling on Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett to stop locking up vulnerable people for unpaid fines. The open letter comes in the wake of the ongoing inquest into the tragic death of Ms Dhu, a 22-year old Aboriginal woman who died in police custody after being imprisoned for unpaid fines. Read the open letter here.
Bob Debus highlights the incarceration crisis in the Second Frank Walker Memorial Lecture - “The Things That Must Be Done…” ** Some Genuine Decision-Making Power: Dealing with the over-representation of Aboriginal people in the prison system. Read the full speech here.
Koori Mail reports ANTaR's call for action on violence and the over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.