Thursday, 12 November 2015
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Criminal Justice System
That the Senate—
(a) notes, with grave concern, the Western Australian Corruption and Crime Commission report entitled Report on Operation Aviemore: Major Crime Squad investigation into the unlawful killing of Mr Joshua Warneke;
(b) urges the relevant agencies to implement, as a matter of urgency, the recommendations made in the report by the Honourable John McKechnie QC; and
(c) calls on the Government to address the high rates of engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with the criminal justice system by supporting justice reinvestment and the development of a justice target under the 'Closing the Gap' framework to ensure coordinated action, accountability and progress to reduce the disproportionate incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Question agreed to.