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Australian Law Reform Commission inquiry into the incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Consultation

Closing date

On 6 December 2016, the Attorney-General released the draft terms of reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) inquiry into the incarceration rate of Indigenous Australians for public consultation. Submissions closed on Friday, 13 January 2017.

Submissions

Submissions received for the Terms of reference for the ALRC inquiry into the incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Submission
In 2017, submissions were received in response to the draft terms of reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) inquiry into the incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Outcomes

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.

Terms of Reference – ALRC inquiry into the incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Terms of reference
On , 9 February 2017, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, Attorney-General of Australia, referred to the Australian Law Reform Commission an inquiry into the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our prisons as outlined in these terms of reference.

Contact details

If you experience accessibility issues with the documents on this page, please contact ALRCIncarcerationInquiry@ag.gov.au

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