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LIV calls for justice targets to reduce Indigenous imprisonment rates

LIV calls for justice targets to reduce Indigenous imprisonment rates

By Reconciliation and Advancement Committee

Human Rights Reconciliation 

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LIV calls for new justice targets to end disproportionately high imprisonment rate of Indigenous people.

The Law Institute of Victoria's (LIV) memo to the Law Council of Australia calls for urgent reform to change the laws that lead to disproportionate rates of indigenous imprisonment, in the 'Closing the Gap Refresh'. 

The rates of Indigenous imprisonment in Australia have increased by 88 per cent over the last decade, with Indigenous Australians now 13 times more likely to be imprisoned than non-Indigenous people.

The LIV submits that adopting justice targets would ensure that all Australian governments are held accountable, assuring clear markers for efforts to reduce indigenous imprisonment and violence against indigenous people. 

Read the full submission here.

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Reconciliation and Advancement Committee
ALHR@liv.asn.au
03 9607 9338 


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