Report

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience of law enforcement and justice services

13 October 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016
ISBN 978-1-76010-469-6

View the report as a single document - (PDF 1129KB)


View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the Committee (PDF 14KB)
List of Recommendations (PDF 65KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 29KB)

Referral
Conduct of the inquiry
Context of the inquiry
Structure of the report
Acknowledgements

Chapter 2 - Legal assistance services (PDF 137KB)

Commonwealth funding for legal assistance services

Chapter 3 - Unmet legal needs and barriers to legal assistance (PDF 108KB)

Introduction
Unmet legal needs
Barriers to legal assistance services

Chapter 4 - Imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (PDF 126KB)

Introduction
Imprisonment of adults
Young people
The adequacy of statistical information
Justice targets

Chapter 5 (PDF 156KB)

Introduction
Socio-economic factors
Structural bias

Chapter 6 - Current Programs (PDF 88KB)

Introduction
Fines and infringements
Custody Notification Service
In prison programs
Post release

Chapter 7 - Alternatives to imprisonment (PDF 174KB)

Introduction
Prevention
Early Intervention
Diversion programs
Justice reinvestment

Chapter 8 - Committee view and recommendations (PDF 52KB)

Adequacy of resources for legal assistance services
Imprisonment of Indigenous people

Additional and dissenting comments from government senators (PDF 148KB)

Introduction
Closing the gap
Indigenous incarceration rates
Addressing disadvantage
Funding
Justice Reinvestment
Justice targets
Royal Commission
Conclusion

Australian Greens' Additional Comments on Access to Legal Assistance Services (PDF 51KB)

Introduction
Barriers to legal assistance
Imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Reasons for high Indigenous imprisonment rates
Current Programs

APPENDIX 1 (PDF 14KB)

Submissions
Additional information
Correspondence received
Answers to Questions on Notice

APPENDIX 2 (PDF 15KB)
APPENDIX 3 (PDF 13KB)

Ratio of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to Non-Indigenous Prisoners (Age Standardised)

APPENDIX 4 (PDF 46KB)

Inquiry into Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system
Inquiry into prevention, diagnosis and management of FASD
Inquiry into the value of a justice reinvestment approach
Inquiry into the harmful use of alcohol in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senate Finance and Public Administration Committees
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3439
Fax: +61 2 6277 5809
fpa.sen@aph.gov.au

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