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Submissions for this consultation closed on Friday, 13 January 2017

The Australian Government has released the final terms of reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) inquiry into the incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This inquiry was announced by the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, and Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion, on 27 October 2016.

The terms of reference formally refer the inquiry into the incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to the ALRC. The terms of reference request that the ALRC examine the the laws, frameworks and institutions and broader contextual factors that lead to the disturbing over‑representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our prison system.

Further information about the inquiry is available on the Australian Law Reform Commission website.

Consultation

On 6 December 2016, the Attorney-General released the draft terms of reference for public consultation. Submissions closed on Friday, 13 January 2017.

The department received the following submissions in response to the draft terms of reference:

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