Indigenous crime is down, imprisonment up. Wait, what?

Indigenous crime rates are down, and down by a lot. BOCSAR has recently released statistics on the period from 2001 to 2015, which show that arrests of Indigenous people for violent offences have dropped by 37 per cent, and for property crime by 33 per cent. Amongst young Indigenous males, arrests for violent crimes have Read more about Indigenous crime is down, imprisonment up. Wait, what?[…]

NTRC Day One: Setting the Stage

The first substantive day of hearings of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children introduced a few of the larger themes that the commission will be dealing with. Those themes are: The “Inquiry Mentality” A key concern amongst Indigenous leaders is that the current royal commission will merely be another talkfest (the Read more about NTRC Day One: Setting the Stage[…]

What’s Happening in The Northern Territory?

There are several Don Dale-related legal proceedings happening in the Northern Territory, so at times they tend to blend into one another. Each of these proceedings, though, has different legal (and social) significance, so it is worth spending a bit of time to untangle them from each other. There are three main proceedings: the royal Read more about What’s Happening in The Northern Territory?[…]