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We are not just passing through

Alistair Ferguson, chair of the Aboriginal Community Working Party, was born in nearby Brewarrina, reports the Griffith Review. He’s lived in Bourke most of...


Teens promote justice reinvestment through rap

Reducing crime and incarceration rates was front and centre at the National Youth Affairs conference in Adelaide, and so were the 15-year-olds who chose...


Inquiry into prevention rather than prison

Beau, Tray and Kobie are advocates for justice reinvestment. They’re working on a film clip as part of the campaign to take taxpayers’ dollars...


Creating alternative pathways for incarcerated Indigenous youth

Last week saw the launch of the landmark Senate Inquiry into ‘justice reinvestment’ that gives the opportunity for submissions from the public towards reforming...

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Justice reinvestment champions discuss new policy approach

Advocates for the justice reinvestment campaign for Aboriginal young people had a landmark meeting with members of the New South Wales (NSW) Government to...


Clever economic modelling may tip Government’s thinking

Backed by Adam Goodes, Mick Gooda, Michael Kirby, Tom Calma, Mick Dodson, Malcolm Fraser, Marie Bashir, Nicholas Cowdery, and other prominent identities and organisations, the...


AMA (NSW) supports justice reinvestment campaign

Efforts to prevent criminal behaviour and reduce the over-representation of Indigenous Australians behind bars through community spending carry a significant health benefit, reports the Australian Medical...

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Bold steps needed to keep people out of jail

The NSW Governor, Marie Bashir, former High Court judge Michael Kirby and former state attorney-general Bob Debus are among a high-profile group calling for...


Campaign targets Indigenous jail rates

A campaign aimed at reducing indigenous incarceration rates is being supported by a collective of both indigenous and non-indigenous leaders, SBS reports. It aims to...