Scullion vs Dreyfus on Aboriginal incarceration targets.....

19th Apr 2017

The Turnbull government  Minister responsible for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders  has responded to  what he  calls   "insulting comments " about  his decision  to not include indigenous incarceration rates as a closing the gap target .

 Northern Territory  Senator Nigel Scullion has  fired back at  his critics  despite  comments from  UN Special Rappatour  Victoria Tauli-Corpuz who called  the number of Aboriginal people behind bars a "major human rights concern."

Federal Shadow Attorney General Mark Dreyfus has responded and says the assertion  that because  the Commonwealth doesn't have control over the criminal justice system means there is no reason to set targets....is simply ridiculous!