Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

The Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs conducts inquiries into matters referred to it by the House of Representatives or a Minister of the Commonwealth Government.


 

Report into Indigenous youth and the criminal justice system released

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Committee has tabled their report into Indigenous youth and the criminal justice system.

During the inquiry, the Committee was told that young Aboriginal people are 28 times more likely to be detained than non-indigenous juveniles and that chronic disadvantage faced by many Indigenous people has led to the high rates of incarceration.

This About the House TV presenation first screened in May 2010 and explores some of the issues that the Committee examined.

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›› Visit: Inquiry home page

›› Read: Doing Time – Time for Doing report

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House of Representatives Standing Committee on
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AUSTRALIA

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Report into Indigenous youth and the criminal
justice system

Community stores report cover

›› Go to Inquiry home page
›› Read report or report brochure

›› Read tabling speeches:
   Chair: Shayne Neumann MP;    Deputy Chair: Hon Dr Sharman Stone MP


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