Joint Council agrees to accelerate collective efforts to reduce over-incarceration of Indigenous peoples as first annual Partnership Health Check acknowledges successes and challenges of historic partnership

The Joint Council on Closing the Gap met today and acknowledged the 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and agreed that joined up work between all governments in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives is critical to reducing the rate at which Indigenous people are incarcerated, and thereby

Another Justice failure for Aboriginal people in the ACT

A system meant to protect us continuously loses our trust, hurting people where they’re most vulnerable in a system meant to deliver justice. ACT Special Magistrate Jane Campbell found the arrest of Aboriginal man Luke Marsh unlawful, saying the officer displayed ‘a serious misuse of police powers to detain a person’. Another member of police

MEDIA RELEASE – New member welcomed to ATSIEB

The ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body welcomes the election of Ms Paula McGrady as a member of ATSIEB. ATSIEB chair Ms Katrina Fanning said Ms McGrady was formally elected to fill a casual vacancy after the resignation of Mr Ross Fowler. Vacancies on ATSIEB are filled by distributing the votes of the

MEDIA RELEASE from the Acting ACT Electoral Commissioner

Casual vacancy in the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body to be filled by countback The Chairperson of the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body has notified the Acting Electoral Commissioner that one of the Elected Body’s members, Mr Ross Fowler, has resigned his position on the Elected Body. “I am