Our newest Champion, Robert “Bob” Debus AM recently delivered the second Frank Walker Memorial Lecture to the NSW Society of Labor Lawyers. He spoke of the need for genuine decision-making power for Aboriginal people to address over-imprisonment and highlighted our work in Bourke as a model for change.
“It is … my rebuttable perception that declining crime rates generally reduce the ability of talkback radio to agitate public opinion. I believe it is easier at the present time than it has been for decades for a Government to divert funds into diversionary and rehabilitative measures within the correctional system should it actually desire to do so. It is a better time to seek bipartisan commitment to a more rational and humane approach to crime prevention — and to explain it to the public.” (Bob Debus, 16 February 2016)
Read the transcript of the Frank Walker Memorial Lecture 2016
Posted: 9 March 2016