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Social justice report 2009

Posted on: 27 January, 2010
Issue: Vol 10 No 1, January 2010 - March 2010
Related to Cultural ways Justice Policies Social issues

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner (2009)
Social justice report 2009.
Sydney: Australian Human Rights Commission

This report, released annually by the Australian Human Rights Commission (previously the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, HREOC) through the Office of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, considers the impact of government activity on the exercise and enjoyment of Indigenous people’s human rights and provides recommendations to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians.

This year’s report concentrates on: justice reinvestment to reduce the over-representation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system; protection of Indigenous languages; and sustaining Indigenous homeland communities. The report includes 12 recommendations, four recommendations on justice reinvestment, seven recommendations on how to protect Indigenous language and one recommendation on sustaining Indigenous homeland communities.

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