House of Representatives Committees

House Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Affairs

Inquiry into the implementation by governments of the recommendatoins of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody

Report

On 5 December 1994, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs tabled its report on the inquiry into the implementation by governments of the recommendatoins of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody entitled Justice under scrutiny.

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This report is available in four parts to reduce download size.
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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 12 chapters and 9 appendices.

Justice under scrutiny

Part A: Preliminary pages up to Chapter 5 (PDF 5734KB)
Contents, Committee Membership, Terms of Reference, Sub-committee Membership, Conduct of the Inquiry, List of Recommendations

Ch1: Introduction - background to Royal Commission

Ch2: Main thrusts of the Royal Commissions recommendations
Ch3: Monitoring the implementation of the recommendations
Ch4: The path to self-determination
Ch5: Deaths in custody since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody


Part B: Chapter 6 to Chapter 8 (PDF 4974KB)

Ch6: Family counselling and customary law
Ch7: Police response to public intoxication
Ch8: Diversion from police custody


Part C: Chapter 9 to Chapter 10 (PDF 4449KB)

Ch9: Imprisonment as a last resort

Ch10: Police Relations with Indigenous people


Part D: Chapter 11 to Appendix 9 (end) (PDF 3673KB)

Ch11: Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Ch12: Otitis Media

Appendix 1: Submissions
Appendix 2: Public Hearings Held and Witnesses Heard
Appendix 3: Exhibits
Appendix 4: List of Informal Discussions and Field Visits
Appendix 5: Aboriginal Expectations About the Actions which the Commission Might Take - Extract from the Royal Commission's Report
Appendix 6: Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee (AJAC) - National Conference Outcomes
Appendix 7: Deaths in Custody, Coronial Status and Breached Recommendations - 1989-1991
Appendix 8: Extract from Police Service Custody Manual
Appendix 9: Principal Duties of an Aboriginal Liaison Officer in the New South Wales Police Service with Examples of Activities that Relate to those Duties

 

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