#JustJustice outcomes – stay in touch

We are tracking the outcomes of the #JustJustice project on this page. If you would like to join an email list to receive these updates, please contact Melissa Sweet (@croakeyblog).

4 May 2015

Dear supporters of #JustJustice

We are writing to let you know about the progress of the #JustJustice campaign since its launch on April 9.

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported the campaign by donating, helping to spread the word and contributing articles and ideas.

As of 3 May, 49 donors have pledged $3,605 to the #JustJustice project at Pozible. We have just 35 days to raise the remaining $23,945 of our $27,500 target.

If we do not raise the full $27,500 target, none of the pledges will be realised and the campaign will not go ahead.

We appreciate every donation, but we are particularly looking for organisations to sponsor us, in return for rewards that include online workshops in Twitter, media advocacy and writing about Aboriginal health. Premium sponsorship packages are also available. For more detail about these rewards, check the right hand side of the Pozible pitch.

We would also like to draw your attention to the new Change the Record campaign, launched last week by the National Justice Coalition, which provides plenty of evidence about the need for the #JustJustice series.


Social media analytics

The Twitter analytics from 6 April to 3 May 2015 show there were:

• 9,876,999 Twitter impressions
• 2,294 tweets and
• 688 participants.

You can track the social media analytics at this link, and also view the Twitter transcript there.

Marie McInerney has established a Twitter list of people tweeting about #JustJustice. You can subscribe to the list here. If you would like to be added to the list, please contact @mariemcinerney.

The pictures below show some of the people participating in the Twitter discussions about #JustJustice.


Media coverage

Print and online

Change the narrative to stop Aboriginal incarceration
By Melissa Sweet
Crikey, 13 April

All Croakey stories about #JustJustice are bookmarked here. They include:

Please join a Periscope chat about JustJustice, public health journalism and more
By Melissa Sweet
24 April

Help change the conversations around Aboriginal health with some #JustJustice
By Summer May Finlay
16 April

Hearing from communities and experts with solutions for #JustJustice
By Marie McInerney
10 April

Launching #JustJustice, Mick Gooda calls for action on a “public health catastrophe”
By Mick Gooda
9 April

Other outlets

Compounding problems
MJA Insight
Dr Ruth Armstrong
20 April 2015

Barnett’s closure plans upset remote communities
The Saturday paper
By Marie McInerney
2 May 2015

​We would particularly like to acknowledge Sandy Davies and the Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service for paying Marie McInerney’s travel and accommodation costs to enable her to cover the Prison Health conference in Geraldton in April.


Summer May Finlay was interviewed by Koori Radio
22 April, 2015

Melissa Sweet was interviewed by 2ser’s Fourth Estate
12 April, 2015
Listen here.


Periscope interviews

We have been using the new live-streaming app Periscope to host discussions about #JustJustice, to help spread the word, to encourage engagement, and to gather ideas.

For example, as the tweet below shows, Dr Ruth Armstrong from MJA Insight linked us into a useful journal article during one of the Periscopes, Prevalence of mental illness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in prisons.


Summer May Finlay hosted Periscopes on April 10 & 16, and Melissa Sweet hosted one on 24 April.

We are planning more Periscope discussions in coming weeks, and will keep you posted.

If you would like to host a Periscope discussion on issues related to #JustJustice, please let us know.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for the campaign, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  






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