Governments should work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to reverse growing imprisonment rates

Governments should work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to reverse growing imprisonment rates

Adrianne Walters, Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre, said that state and territory criminal justice systems are out of balance and that governments around Australia have a responsibility to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities to stem the number of people being sent to prison.

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Senate Committee told Government’s remote work for the dole program is racially discriminatory

Senate Committee told Government’s remote work for the dole program is racially discriminatory

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote communities are being denied basic rights and fair payment for work as a result of a racially discriminatory Federal Government program. That was the message the Human Rights Law Centre had for the Senate Committee examining the appropriateness and effectiveness of the Government’s remote work for the dole program.

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