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December 7, 2016 Event Time: 12:00 AM - 7:30 PM Cnr James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere , 2116 , Australia

Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University presents:

Public Conversation: Indigenous Incarceration and Community Solutions

From the Eventbrite information page:

The 4 Corners expose of Don Dale and the death in custody of Ms Dhu have rocked us – but as we all know, the issues go far beyond these two examples. The broader story of Aboriginal incarceration across the nation is largely known. Indigenous Australians make up 27% of the national prison population – a statistic that has almost doubled from 14% at the time of the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Almost 79% of Indigenous Australians in custody have been in prison before.

It is simply not possible to shy away from the truth of this matter: the facts indict us not only for accepting intolerable levels of incarceration, but for ignoring the advice and evidence as to how this situation might be addressed.

Self-determination, properly understood, lies at the heart of the matter.

Join the Hon Linda Burney, Shadow Minister for Human Services, and former NSW Attorney General, Federal Minister the Hon Bob Debus AM and Dr Megan Williams, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Research, as we discuss the things which must be done – those “practical things” upon which reform is built and meaningful change realised.

Complimentary refreshments from 6:00pm. The talk starts at 6:30pm.


When: Wed. 7December,2016,  from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm AEDT

Where:  Female Orphan School
Conference Room 1, Building EZ, Western Sydney University

Cnr James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road,
Rydalmere, NSW 2116

For more information, please contact:  (02) 9685 9161

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