People with disabilities are being routinely denied the basic human right of access to justice because police and other parts of our criminal justice system are ill equipped to meet their needs.
In a new report launched on Monday July 21st, Beyond Doubt – the experiences of people with disabilities reporting crime, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has found that people with disabilities face significant and complex barriers when reporting crime to police. As a result, crimes go unreported.
In this year’s NAIDOC week we can reflect on how far we have come towards recognising that Aboriginal business is all of our business.
Attorney-General Robert Clark joined Chief Magistrate Peter Lauritsen on Tuesday 15 July to launch the Melbourne Magistrates’ Koori Court.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is calling for expressions of interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander film makers and digital media/online content producers.