Young people returning to sentenced youth justice supervision 2016–17 Report

View full report here.  The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released a new report entitled Young people returning to sentenced youth justice supervision 2016-17.  In each of the states and territories, the department responsible for youth justice is tasked with providing young people who are serving supervised sentences with services designed to reduce […]

Current and former Social Justice Commissioners offer pathway forward on constitutional recognition

The current and all former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioners have come together to offer a pathway forward to achieve constitutional reform within the next five years. Commissioner June Oscar AO (2017–current) has joined former commissioners Mick Gooda (2010–2016), Professor Tom Calma AO (2004–2010), Dr William Jonas AM (1999-2004) and Emeritus Professor […]

New review of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s respiratory diseases says more can be done

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (HealthInfoNet) at Edith Cowan University has published a new Review of respiratory diseases among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. HealthInfoNet Director, Professor Neil Drew, says ‘this important review states that respiratory illnesses in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are serious and can progress to chronic lung disease’. The review […]