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Review of the implementation of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

Nov 16, 2018

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet have recently published the "Review of the implementation of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody". The review was independently conducted by Deloitte Access Economics regarding the implementation of he recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody released in 1991.

The recommendations ranged from providing safe, humane conditions in custody to supporting self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Royal Commission concluded that while Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody did not die at a greater rate than non-Indigenous people, there were a higher number of deaths due to over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the justice system. The review of the implementation of the Royal Commission's recommendations found that 64% of the recommendations have been implemented in full, 14% have been mostly implemented, 16% have been partially implemented and 6% have not been implemented.

Read the Review of the implementation of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody