The countrys peak Aboriginal and Islander representative body says alarming rates of indigenous incarceration in Australia will see the Government placed under growing global scrutiny over the next 12 months. . as the United Nations Human Rights Council nominating “access to justice” as a major global focus .
Co chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Nations people…. Lez Malezer has just returned from Geneva where numerous reports were presented as well as a panel discussion about access to justice issues.
Mr Malezer says he is very pleased that “Access to Justice” will be a major theme for the UN because Australia has one of the the worst records for the number of Aborignal people in prison.