Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' Rights

Our vision is a legal system free from racial inequality and discrimination and that upholds the paramount importance f dignity, equality and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ right to self-determination.

Our work is both responsive and agenda-setting, working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations to identify significant and systemic human rights issues.

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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' Rights Impact Area focuses on the following priorities:

  • reducing the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in all aspects of the criminal justice system including issues relating to imprisonment rates, police powers, conditions in detention and the nexus between the child protection system and over-representation;

  • ensuring access to basic social and economic rights in remote Indigenous communities, including in particular the rights to education and housing; and

  • promoting in particular, the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, children and young people in these focus areas.


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