How fear and funding undercut a fair go for Indigenous Victorians

Cunneen, Chris (2013) How fear and funding undercut a fair go for Indigenous Victorians. The Conversation, 29 November 2013.

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[Extract] Imagine being the mother of a young autistic boy, whose violent outbursts had caused $30,000 of damage to your rented home - but being too afraid to ask anyone for help for fear of having your son taken away.

That was one of the stories shared with us as we travelled around Melbourne and country Victoria over the past 18 months, putting together a new report released today as part of Australia's first comprehensive study of Indigenous civil and family law needs.

While most Australians are well aware of entrenched criminal justice issues facing Indigenous men and women, such as the disproportionately high rates of imprisonment, our new research shows that those legal problems go well beyond police and prisons.

Item ID: 32804
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2014 05:33
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180114 Human Rights Law @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1602 Criminology > 160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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