Young Indigenous Australians still over-represented in detention

Sina Brown-DavisNew Zealanders Against Prison Privatisation
The chief executive of the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia, Dennis Eggington, is not surprised that 60 Indigenous youths are jailed in the state for every one non-Indigenous youth.

“There is this continued over-policing here in WA,” he said.

“It includes pieces of legislation that are indirectly discriminatory against our people.

“For instance, current social behaviour orders, move on notices and curfews, while they seem to be for good reasons and protecting the community, quite quickly they become tools of social management by the police.

“Aboriginal people are finding themselves getting move on notices.”

He says some people are getting 400-odd move on notices, which when breached lead to court, fines and jail.
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