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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders call on government to close the gap in justice and community safety
The Prime Minister must use the Closing the Gap ‘refresh’ to commit to close the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous people in justice and safety outcomes, the respected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led Change the Record Coalition has stated.
Prime Minister needs to heed growing calls for national action to transform youth justice
Media Release: Prime Minister needs to heed growing calls for national action to transform youth justice
A plan to transform the justice system for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
Today the Change the Record Coalition launched an eight-point plan -Free to be Kids - National Plan of Action - to transform the youth justice system and prevent abuse of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children in prisons.
100 organisations call for national action on youth justice
Nearly 100 organisations across Australia have joined Change the Record to call on the Prime Minister and Chief Ministers to make a real commitment to national action after the the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory handed down its landmark report.
Change the Record Coalition response to Northern Territory Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children
Abuse highlighted in NT Royal Commission demands a national response
The Federal Government must seize the opportunity presented by the forthcoming release of the report of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory to take national action on youth justice issues through the development of a National Youth Justice Action Plan, according to the Change the Record Coalition.
Governments must act on UN report criticising Australia’s record on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander human rights
Media release: Governments must act on UN report criticising Australia's record on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander human rights
Three years since Ms Dhu’s tragic death in custody and unfair laws remain
Three years since Ms Dhu's tragic death in custody and unfair laws still remain
Abuse of children in youth detention requires a national response
The Change the Record Coalition has today called for a national response to end the abuse of children in youth detention, following allegations of violence and mistreatment in ACT youth detention facilities.
Closing the gap on Indigenous incarceration could save almost $19bn in 2040
Indigenous incarceration is costing nearly $8 billion annually and will grow to almost $20 billion per annum by 2040 without further intervention, according to a PwC Australia and PwC’s Indigenous Consulting (PIC) report released today. The report also highlights the social costs of incarceration and points to the economic and social benefits of Indigenous-led, evidence-based approaches in addressing the issue. In 2016 justice system costs related to Indigenous incarceration were $3.9 billion, and are forecast to grow to $10.3 billion annually by 2040. Welfare costs associated with the issue will rise to $110 million by 2040, while economic costs will reach over $9 billion annually.