New Indigenous court must be a priority


Law reform and public affairs

In the wake of this week's ALRC report on Indigenous incarceration, The Australian today published an opinion piece by President Arthur Moses SC urging the NSW Government to adopt the commission's recommendations, particularly insofar as they support the establishment of the NSW Walama Court.

"The model involves community participation and greater supervision resulting in reduced recidivism and increased compliance with court orders to better protect the community. It is not a “soft on crime” initiative but rather a more effective manner to supervise offenders post-sentence which would enhance rehabilitation and prevent re-offending", Mr Moses said.

Read the text of the article here.

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