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The Australian Government must maintain strong and effective laws against racial hatred, Aboriginal, ethnic and human rights organisations said today in a joint letter that responds to the inquiry into the racial vilification protections in the Racial Discrimination Act.

 
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25 Years … and Counting: The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

25 Years … and Counting: The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

15 September 2016

It’s 25 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody handed down its final report. One of the key findings, was that a reduction in rates of imprisonment would mean a reduction in risk of deaths in custody. But Indigenous people have doubled as a proportion of the prison population.

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