2019 Menzies Oration – Where is the Justice?
Leanne Liddle, Director of the Aboriginal Justice Unit, put the spotlight on improving justice outcomes for Aboriginal Territorians in her 2019 Menzies Oration last month (31 October).
Leanne says Aboriginal people are being denied access to the full range of justice services other Territorians take for granted.
‘It’s a difficult conversation we need to have’, Leanne says.
‘Most of the feedback from the Oration is very positive with many people saying it’s about time these issues were talked about openly.
‘They’re telling me it’s widened their understanding of the key issues especially around the corrosive effects of systemic discrimination based on race.
‘Now my focus is the draft Aboriginal Justice Agreement and doing the second round of consultations and using all the feedback to start writing the final document’.
Read Leanne’s presentation in full on the menzies.edu.au website.
Last updated: 30 December 2019