Latest report on indigenous incarceration must be the last

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The latest report into Australia’s shameful rates of indigenous incarceration requires immediate action, writes Law Council of Australia president Morry Bailes.

  • Morry Bailes
  • InDaily

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are among the most imprisoned people in the world as a percentage of the population.

Candles are lit outside Parliament House Canberra. Monday, Feb 11 to commemorate the apology to the stolen generation on Wednesday.(AAPImage/Alan Porritt) NO ARCHIVING

Candles are lit outside Parliament House Canberra. Monday, Feb 11 to commemorate the apology to the stolen generation on Wednesday.(AAPImage/Alan Porritt) NO ARCHIVING

Three decades ago the Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody established the key factors of the disproportionate rate of Indigenous incarceration: entrenched disadvantage and poverty combining with an endemic cycle of trauma and…

The 1991 Royal Commission was sparked by public outcry over the high numbers of Aboriginal people who were dying while in police or…

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