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Social Justice and Native Title

Monday 12th December / presented by Jessica Warriner

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released it's 2016 Social Justice and Native Title Report; indicating that progress still hasn’t been made to reduce incarceration rates of indigenous Australians.

It says incarceration rates remain unacceptably high, with most of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody still not implemented after 25 years.

There were 339 recommendations made in that 1991 Royal Commission, however the numbers of Indigenous people incarcerated since then has increased.

The Deputy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Robynne Quiggin, joined Jess on The Mag to discuss the report and surrounding issues.

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