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Calling for national action on discriminatory, unfair laws and systems  #JustJustice

Calling for national action on discriminatory, unfair laws and systems #JustJustice

In a recent article for the #JustJustice project, Darren Parker, a Ngunawal man and Phd candidate at Melbourne Law School, wrote about experiencing racism and violence within his family as a young boy. The article highlighted the importance of the social and cultural determinants of health in any discussion about the over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres […]

“Why aren’t I in prison?” … Some questions about white privilege  #JustJustice

“Why aren’t I in prison?” … Some questions about white privilege #JustJustice

Public health concerns like white privilege and racism were on the agenda at the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education Network conference in Townsville last week (see more details in this previous post). These are also critical issues to address in efforts to reduce the over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In his contribution […]

“Listen to Us”: This report deserves a wide readership    #JustJustice

“Listen to Us”: This report deserves a wide readership #JustJustice

Summer May Finlay writes: Western Australia is often in the headlines for policies that are harmful for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, most recently for hurtful comments by the Western Australian Chief Justice. But the State also recently produced a fantastic report: “Listen to Us: Using the views of WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]

Forget Vegemite-based policy. Here are some sensible recommendations for reducing alcohol-related harms

Forget Vegemite-based policy. Here are some sensible recommendations for reducing alcohol-related harms

Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion’s foray into Vegemite-based policy has won global headlines for a suggestion that the product should be restricted in some remote communities to stop moonshine production – even Time Australia inhaled.  But the weight of opinion – including from public health experts, police, and scientists – seems to suggest the recommendation should be, uhm, toast… […]

Western Australia: wake up to yourself      #JustJustice

Western Australia: wake up to yourself #JustJustice

Comments by the Chief Justice of Western Australia and associated media reports reveal a simplistic, unhelpful view of the complex factors contributing to the over-incarceration of Aboriginal people, according to public health practitioner Summer May Finlay. Finlay, a Yorta Yorta woman, a member of the #JustJustice team, and a PhD candidate, suggests that, rather than […]

Calling for justice reinvestment and safer communities:  #JustJustice  #ALPconf2015  #ChangeTheRecord

Calling for justice reinvestment and safer communities: #JustJustice #ALPconf2015 #ChangeTheRecord

The need to address the over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will feature at the ALP National Conference in Melbourne over the weekend. Tomorrow (Saturday), the National Justice Coalition and ANTaR will hold a panel discussion with leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experts about a national approach to address incarceration rates and […]

One man’s story of surviving the trauma of family violence: A #JustJustice LongRead

One man’s story of surviving the trauma of family violence: A #JustJustice LongRead

(Caution to readers: this article contains graphic detail of family violence. Support service details are available at bottom of article). This is the first in a two-part series by Darren Parker, a Ngunawal man and Phd candidate at Melbourne Law School, as part of the crowd-funded #JustJustice project.   In sharing some experiences of racism […]

Thanks for helping to make some #JustJustice – wrapping up the crowdfunding campaign

Thanks for helping to make some #JustJustice – wrapping up the crowdfunding campaign

In coming months, Croakey hopes to bring you stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from across the country about the impacts of over-incarceration – upon individuals, families, and communities – and about related issues. We also will be sharing stories from communities that highlight effective, culturally appropriate solutions to help reverse the increasing […]

“As a nation, we should be unified in an unwavering commitment to stop Aboriginal deaths in custody”

“As a nation, we should be unified in an unwavering commitment to stop Aboriginal deaths in custody”

Many of the celebrations of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta as a symbol of liberty and freedom ring very hollow for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. However, one recent conference examining the Magna Carta legacy did acknowledge the “justice gap”, describing the increasing incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples […]

Inviting you to join a #Periscope interview TODAY with Professor Tom Calma

Inviting you to join a #Periscope interview TODAY with Professor Tom Calma

Regular Croakey readers will be aware of our efforts to crowdfund the #JustJustice campaign in order to put the spotlight on the over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, which has been described as a “public health catastrophe”. Importantly, the campaign will take a solutions-focused approach, listening to experts and communities about what measures would […]