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      Sisters Inside
      Debbie Kilroy on [Aboriginal] women in prison:
      The Stringer


      Newsletter date: 30 April 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/29/wgar-news-sisters-inside-debbie-kilroy-on-aboriginal-women-in-prison-the-stringer

      Contents:

      * Debbie Kilroy, The Stringer: Sisters Inside - Debbie Kilroy on the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in prison
      * SBS Radionews Audio: Call for crime prevention focus to cut Indigenous jail rates
      * The Stringer: KALACC lends its weight to Justice Reinvestment
      * Priscilla Collins, Aboriginal Peak Organisations NT: Mandatory rehabilitation bill must be released for public consultation
      * Ray Jackson, Green Left: Stop police self investigation
      * Background to Aboriginal imprisonment and Deaths in Custody

      * SBS Radionews Audio: Alarm over Indigenous suicide in WA

      * Other articles


      * DEBBIE KILROY, THE STRINGER:
      SISTERS INSIDE - DEBBIE KILROY ON THE OVER-REPRESENTATION OF
      ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER WOMEN IN PRISON



      - Analysis

      The Stringer: Sisters Inside - Debbie Kilroy on women in prison
      http://thestringer.com.au/sisters-inside-debbie-kilroy-on-the-over-representation-of-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-women-in-prison/
      25 Apr 13: "Indigenous women are currently the most
      over-represented population in both Queensland and
      Australian prisons. In 2010 approximately 30% of all
      incarcerated women in Australia were Indigenous, while 24%
      of all incarcerated men were Indigenous (Australian Bureau
      of Statistics, 2010a). Based on this data, a conservative
      estimate indicates that Indigenous women are 16 times more
      likely to be incarcerated than non-Indigenous women. ...
      Indigenous women in prison have broadly experienced a
      significant level of trauma and abuse beginning in
      childhood ... " By Debbie Kilroy


      * SBS RADIONEWS AUDIO:
      CALL FOR CRIME PREVENTION FOCUS TO CUT INDIGENOUS JAIL RATES



      - Audio

      SBS Radionews Podcasts:
      Call for crime prevention focus to cut Indigenous jail rates

      By David Crisante
      http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/263688/Call-for-crime-prevention-focus-to-cut-Indigenous-jail-rates
      22 Apr 13: "There have been widespread calls for
      governments to change justice system funding arrangements
      in a bid to reduce the number of Indigenous Australians in
      jail. ... [Northern Territory Chief Magistrate] Ms Hannam
      says more than 80 per cent of the Territory's inmates in
      2012 were Indigenous, even though Aboriginal and Torres
      Strait Islanders account for only 30 per cent of the
      Territory's population. She's calling for funding to be
      shifted from prisons to crime prevention. David Crisante
      reports."


      * THE STRINGER:
      KALACC LENDS ITS WEIGHT TO JUSTICE REINVESTMENT



      - News

      The Stringer: KALACC lends its weight to Justice Reinvestment
      http://thestringer.com.au/kalacc-lends-its-weight-to-justice-reinvestment/
      22 Apr 13: "More than one hundred submissions have come
      from across the country to the Senate Inquiry into Justice
      Reinvestment. The Inquiry has been on the road recently
      hearing submissions in Perth and Sydney. In Perth, the
      Inquiry led by chair Senator Penny Wright, heard from one
      of the directors of the National Congress of Australia’s
      First Peoples, Tammy Solonec and from the director of social
      policy from the Western Australian Council of Social
      Services, Chris Twomey. ... The Senate Inquiry committee
      asked for a submission from the Kimberley Aboriginal Law
      and Culture Centre (KALACC)."


      - Related News

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Scullion sees sense in justice target

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29120/Scullion-sees-sense-in-justice-target.html
      23 Apr 13: "The Federal Opposition’s Indigenous Affairs
      spokesperson says lowering the number of Indigenous
      Australians in jails would be a Closing the Gap target if
      the Coalition were in power."

      Australian: Close gap targets 'to include jail rate'
      http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/indigenous/close-gap-targets-to-include-jail-rate/story-fn9hm1pm-1226626219538
      23 Apr 13: "REDUCING the incarceration rate of Aborigines
      would be added to the official Closing the Gap targets
      under a Coalition government, as part of a major rethink of
      the goals and measures needed to end indigenous
      disadvantage. In an interview with The Australian,
      opposition indigenous affairs spokesman Nigel Scullion
      said he believed a campaign by leading Aboriginal groups
      to include justice as an official target needed to be
      considered because the levels at which indigenous
      Australians were held in jail were alarmingly high."
      Patricia Karvelas


      * PRISCILLA COLLINS, ABORIGINAL PEAK ORGANISATIONS NT:
      MANDATORY REHABILITATION BILL MUST BE RELEASED FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION



      - Letter

      Alice Springs News: Letter:
      Mandatory rehabilitation bill must be released for public consultation

      http://www.alicespringsnews.com.au/2013/04/24/letter-mandatory-rehabilitation-bill-must-be-released-for-public-consultation/
      24 Apr 13: "The NT Government to release its mandatory
      rehabilitation legislation for public consultation prior to
      the next Parliamentary sittings in mid-May. On April 11 the
      government announced it would introduce legislation in the
      next Parliamentary sittings to require repeat problem
      drinkers to undertake mandatory alcohol treatment. APO NT
      believes it is vital for key stakeholders to be provided
      with an opportunity to consider the legislation, and to
      provide feedback on the impacts and workability of
      rolling-out this unprecedented scheme, to demonstrate that
      this is about health outcomes not politics ... "
      Priscilla Collins, CEO, Aboriginal Peak Organisations NT


      * RAY JACKSON, GREEN LEFT:
      STOP POLICE SELF INVESTIGATION



      - Analysis / Opinion

      Green Left: Stop police self investigation
      http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/53887
      23 Apr 13: "To mark the one-year anniversary of the
      shooting of four Aboriginal teenagers in Kings Cross, a
      rally will be held on April 26 to demand an end to police
      investigating cases of police violence. The rally will
      gather outside the Kings Cross police station to voice
      disapproval of the police involved in the shooting of the
      unarmed youths in April last year. Since January 1, 1980,
      over 200 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have died
      in police custody." By Ray Jackson


      * BACKGROUND TO ABORIGINAL IMPRISONMENT AND DEATHS IN CUSTODY:

      Last updated: 23 April 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/17/background-to-aboriginal-imprisonment-and-deaths-in-custody


      * SBS RADIONEWS AUDIO:
      ALARM OVER INDIGENOUS SUICIDE IN WA



      - Audio

      SBS Radionews Podcasts: Alarm over Indigenous suicide in WA
      By Ryan Emery
      http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/264404/Alarm-over-Indigenous-suicide-in-WA
      26 Apr 13: "A West Australian Aboriginal Corporation says
      the state's suicide rate among Indigenous people has
      reached crisis point. The Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation
      is holding a summit next month to address the issue and is
      calling on the state government and other agencies to take
      part. The corporation's director Robert Eggington says WA's
      Indigenous community, particularly the Noongar people, are
      in a panic about the reportedly high suicide rates. ...
      He told Western Australia correspondent Ryan Emery, the
      number of suicides being reported to his organisation is
      alarming."


      - Related Audio

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      http://caama.com.au/radio#tabs-6
      http://caama.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/am-29-04.mp3
      29 Apr 13: "An alarming rise in the Western Australia’s
      Aboriginal youth Suicide rate in the past 4 months has
      sparked a call for a crisis summit."


      * OTHER ARTICLES:


      - Audio

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Australia at risk of another Stolen Generation: SNAICC

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29117/Australia-at-risk-of-another-Stolen-Generation%3A--SNAICC.html
      23 Apr 13: "A peak Indigenous child care agency says
      Australia is at risk of another Stolen Generation if action
      isn’t taken to address the increasing number of children
      removed from their families."

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