Launch of the Aboriginal Justice Unit in 2017

The event in July 2017 to establish the Aboriginal Justice Unit marked the beginning of one of the biggest ever community consultations ever undertaken in the Northern Territory.

The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Natasha Fyles said in her speech that the Unit would build the Aboriginal Justice Agreement from the ground up—in line with the Government’s agenda of restoring trust by returning decision-making to local communities.

Ms Fyles said the Aboriginal Justice Agreement would:

  • set out how the Government and Aboriginal people will work together to make justice work in the NT.
  • build trust and engagement on justice issues in the NT.
  • focus on practical solutions to reduce the levels of Aboriginal incarceration.
  • deliver strategies for the implementation of more local decision-making in the justice system.

At the event on the Darwin Esplanade, guests enjoyed traditional dance and songs by the One Mob dancers from the Darwin Correctional Centre.

Natasha Fyles, Leanne Liddle and Nicole Brown. Natasha Fyles, Leanne Liddle and Nicole Brown.
Guests at the event (from left) Douglas Lovegrove, Natasha Fyles, Calvin Deveraux, Leanne Liddle, Margaret Daiyi, Jonathan Avila, Meredith Day and Greg Shanahan. Guests at the event (from left) Douglas Lovegrove, Natasha Fyles, Calvin Deveraux, Leanne Liddle, Margaret Daiyi, Jonathan Avila, Meredith Day and Greg Shanahan.
One Mob dancers from Darwin Correctional Centre.One Mob dancer from Darwin Correctional Centre. One Mob dancers from Darwin Correctional Centre.
One Mob dancer from Darwin Correctional Centre. One Mob dancer from Darwin Correctional Centre.
One Mob dancer from Darwin Correctional Centre. One Mob dancer from Darwin Correctional Centre.
One Mob dancer from Darwin Correctional Centre. One Mob dancer from Darwin Correctional Centre.

Last updated: 30 August 2021

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