[WGAR-news] Australia: Sisters Inside - Debbie Kilroy on [Aboriginal] women in prison: The Stringer
- Sisters Inside
Debbie Kilroy on [Aboriginal] women in prison:
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
* 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
The Stringer: Sisters Inside - Debbie Kilroy on 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
SBS Radionews Podcasts:
Call for crime prevention focus to cut Indigenous jail rates
By David Crisante
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
* THE STRINGER:
KALACC LENDS ITS WEIGHT TO JUSTICE REINVESTMENT
The Stringer: 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
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'
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."
* PRISCILLA COLLINS, ABORIGINAL PEAK ORGANISATIONS NT:
MANDATORY REHABILITATION BILL MUST BE RELEASED FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION
Alice Springs News: 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
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
* SBS RADIONEWS AUDIO:
ALARM OVER INDIGENOUS SUICIDE IN WA
SBS Radionews Podcasts: Alarm over Indigenous suicide in WA
By Ryan Emery
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
- Related Audio
Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
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:
National Indigenous Radio Service:
Australia at risk of another Stolen Generation: SNAICC
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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