Aboriginal Justice Agreement Nt

by admin on November 27, 2020

“How can you say, on the one hand, that we want to advance the emergency situation of our Aborigines and Torres Strait Islander by drawing up this agreement and, on the other hand, to say that we are not even prepared to put in place safe guards in juvenile justice legislation to implement the recommendations of a royal commission?” Evidence of a series of political failures by various governments in recent years has shown that the true principles of consultation and co-design are the key to any success. The agreement set a benchmark for genuine community consultation. We strongly support the agreement and the principle that “improving fairness for Aboriginal people can only be achieved if the NT government cooperates in partnership with the Aborigines to implement the AJA and Aboriginal leadership is essential.” In partnership with Aboriginal communities, the NT government is developing an Aboriginal judicial agreement. By all objective measures, we have failed our First Nations people. Territorial Aborigines are over-represented in the criminal justice system, both as offenders and as victims. The effects of historical policy, the forced removal of children from the family and the failure of the NT intervention (which completely undermined all principles or self-determination), combined with the fact that most Aboriginal Territories live in isolated or very remote communities, with limited resources and infrastructure, have immortalized this disadvantage. These have had a significant impact on generational dreams, loss and mourning. “The draft agreement is being developed for further consultations sometime in 2019,” he said. Aboriginal Justice Agreements (AJAs) was first established as a result of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC), which presented its final report in 1991.

Six years later, high incarceration rates and deaths in Aboriginal custody led to a meeting of Torres Strait Aborigines and Islanders (ATSI). Following this meeting, it was recommended that each state and territory, in coordination with Aboriginal justice boards4 and relevant Aboriginal bodies, develop to improve the provision of programs and judicial outcomes for Aboriginal people.5 , with the exception of the Northern Territory, approved and adopted the recommendation for the implementation of strategic agreements in partnership with Aboriginal peoples. The Department of Justice is considering a number of proposals from the consultations, including the accommodation of alternatives outside the prison, the creation of local legal and judicial groups, and the extension of language interpretation services to police stations.

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