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Media release: 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 those facing court are receiving a custodial sentence. Time in custody is also […]

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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 treatment of young people in the justice system. Greens MP and Justice Spokesperson […]

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From arrest to charge to bail to court to jail – Aboriginal people face a biased criminal justice system

Aboriginal people in NSW are more likely to charged, more likely to be refused bail and more likely to spend time in jail than non-Aboriginal people who commit the same offence. The criminal justice system is NSW is increasingly biased against Aboriginal people according to the latest comprehensive report. The latest analysis released by BOCSAR […]

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New figures prove to fight crime we must tackle poverty

New figures released today by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) prove that measures to tackle poverty are 14 times more effective at reducing crime rates than increased spending on police and gaols. The Greens NSW are calling on the government to act on this report and commit to increased programs to […]

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