ALHR calls Systemic Change to address Indigenous Incarceration

December 3, 2015

The Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) condemns the mistreatment of Indigenous Aus- tralians held in detention and calls for a national bipartisan approach to address the levels of Indige- nous incarceration. “The idea that citizens can be held in custody for unpaid fines is Dickensian and shows systemic inequalities in the justice system” said ALHR National President Nathan Kennedy. “The further fact that citizens are still dying in custody reinforces the need for action. It is a national disgrace that requires an examination of all levels of the justice system.”