The Indigenous Expenditure Reports present nationally comparable information on government expenditure on services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
‘Looking beyond offenders to the needs of victims and communities’ is a paper written by Mick Gooda, Emilie Priday and Louise McDermott from the Australian Human Rights Commission. This article examines the applications for justice reinvestment in Australia, primarily in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
‘Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2011′ is the fifth in a series of regular reports commissioned by heads of governments in Australia.
The NSW Ombudsman’s Special Report to NSW Parliament under s 31 of the Ombudsman Act 1974.
This report examines whether NSW Community Services’ capacity to adequately respond to children assessed as being at risk of significant harm has improved as a result of changes to the child protection system introduced through Keep Them Safe. A Special Report to Parliament under s31 of the Ombudsman Act 1974.
On Monday 20 June 2011, the Australian House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs tabled the report of its inquiry into the high level of involvement of Indigenous juveniles and young adults in the criminal justice system.
Community leaders from Bourke and Brewarrina have held long-standing concerns about service sector inefficiencies and the limited reach of major early intervention and prevention programs. In light of these and a number of other related concerns, the NSW Ombudsman decided to inquire into and review the delivery of community services to the Brewarrina and Bourke communities. A NSW Ombudsman’s special report to Parliament under section 31 of the Ombudsman Act 1974.
In this paper by Melanie Schwartz in 2010, the merits of a justice reinvestment approach adopted in the United States and United Kingdom are discussed, also analysing its potential for application in the Indigenous context in Australia. It is suggested the approach is a worthy replacement to costs of Indigenous over-imprisonment.
This report was produced by the Australian Human Rights Commission in 2009.
This 2008 report by The Hon James Wood AO QC was commissioned to investigate the changes needed for the child protection system to provide more effective services to protect children and to meet future levels of demand.
New South Wales, the largest State in Australia, is also the jurisdiction with the largest Indigenous population. It also accounts for around 40% of national Hepatitis C notifications (as at 2008). This website contains a ‘review of enablers and barriers of Indigenous drug users accessing needle and syringe programs – A report for the COAG multilateral group on needle and syringe programs’.