Aboriginal incarceration figures a growing shame

Aboriginal incarceration figures a growing shame

Today’s BOCSAR release on Aboriginal incarceration in NSW shows a system in growing crisis, where Aboriginal people consistently fare worse than they have in the past. The report shows that more Aboriginal people are facing our courts, and a greater percentage of...
Media release: Rising prison assaults a symptom

Media release: Rising prison assaults a symptom

Media release 30 January 2017 Rising prison assaults a symptom Statistics released by BOCSAR today show that years of law and order auctions and backward State bail laws have led to a prison system that is overcrowded, failing to rehabilitate inmates and just plain...
Media release: Crime down but the system harsher than ever

Media release: Crime down but the system harsher than ever

Media release 6 December 2016 The latest state-wide crime figures from BOCSAR thankfully show that most crime categories are down. However behind this is a remarkable story of an increase in prison population, more people held in jail awaiting trial and harsher...
Bill to close CNS loophole

Bill to close CNS loophole

Today we gave notice of a bill that would require the Custody Notification Service (CNS) to be notified every time an Aboriginal person is detained. This was a recommendation of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Currently there is only a...
Aboriginal justice demands far more than another inquiry

Aboriginal justice demands far more than another inquiry

The Indigenous incarceration inquiry today announced by the Federal Government is a symbolic recognition of our broken criminal justice system, but comes 25 years after the ground-breaking report from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was handed...