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Royal Commission, implementation of recommendations, Western Australia

  1. Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (Inc). 1994, Striving for Justice: Report to the Western Australian Government on the Implementation of the Recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, Volume 1, Aboriginal Legal Service of WA (Inc), Perth.

    To date all the information on the monitoring of the Royal Commission recommendations has been provided by government departments or agencies in an exercise of collating what government departments say they are doing. The need for the Aboriginal Legal Service of WA (Inc) to draw to the attention of the Government of Western Australia the inadequacy of the present implementation of the recommendations has become increasingly urgent. This report examines the adequacy of the Government's action (or inaction) against what is required under the recommendations. In the report, the ABORIGINAL LEGAL SERVICE of WA (Inc) has endeavoured to provide a full response to all 339 Recommendations of the National Report.

  2. Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (Inc). 1994, Striving for Justice: Report to the Western Australian Government on the Implementation of the Recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, Volume 2, Aboriginal Legal Service of WA (Inc), Perth.

    This report provides the first comprehensive analysis of the adequacy of the Commonwealth Government's implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody as they particularly affect Aboriginal people in Western Australia. It compliments the previous report of the ABORIGINAL LEGAL SERVICE which examines the Western Australian Government's implementation of the Recommendations. The report examines the adequacy of Government's reported action against what is required under the recommendations.

  3. Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (Inc). 1996, Striving for Justice: Report to the Western Australian Government on the Implementation of the Recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, Volume 3, Aboriginal Legal Service of WA (Inc), Perth.

    This is the third report analysing the implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody by the State and Commonwealth governments. This report updates earlier conclusions on the Western Australian Government's performance in implementing the Royal Commission recommendations. The overwhelming conclusion is that there has been little progress in achieving positive outcomes for Aboriginal people since the last report at the end of 1993. The Western Australian Government has produced a number of Implementation Reports, but the production of annual reports does not implement the recommendations. The Government has stated that the recommendations have been implemented but the Aboriginal community knows this is false.

  4. Western Australia. Aboriginal Affairs Department. 1992, Response to the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody: Government of Western Australia, (February), Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority, Perth.

    This document is the Western Australian Government's response to the Recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. It has been integrated with the responses from other States and Territories and the Commonwealth Government to form the National Response. Each Recommendation is outlined followed by the desired outcome of the recommendation and the status of implementation of the recommendation, including what needs to be done to fully achieve the desired outcome(s).

  5. Western Australia. Aboriginal Affairs Department. 1994, Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody: Government of Western Australia Implementation Report: Volume 1, (December), Aboriginal Affairs Department, Perth.

    This is Volume 1 of the fourth report from the Western Australian State Government in response to the Recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC). Each Recommendation is outlined followed by the desired outcome of the recommendation and the status of implementation of the recommendation, including what needs to be done to fully achieve the desired outcome(s).

  6. Western Australia. Aboriginal Affairs Department. 1995, Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody: Government of Western Australia Implementation Report: Volume 1, (December), Aboriginal Affairs Department, Perth.

    This is Volume 1 of the fifth report from the Western Australian State Government in response to the Recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC). Each Recommendation is outlined followed by the desired outcome of the recommendation and the status of implementation of the recommendation, including what needs to be done to fully achieve the desired outcome(s). The main purpose of the annual reporting is to monitor the implementation of the RCIADIC recommendations and to assess the progress towards achieving the intent of the RCIADIC. This year's report demonstrates that the recommendations continue to be implemented on an ongoing basis.

  7. Western Australia. Aboriginal Affairs Department and Crime Research Centre, University of Western Australia. 1995, Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody: Volume 3: Aboriginal Youth and the Juvenile Justice System of WA, (December), Aboriginal Affairs Department and the Crime Research Centre, The University of Western Australia, Perth.

    This is Volume 3 of the fifth report from the Western Australian State Government in response to the Recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC). The report was commissioned by the Aboriginal Affairs Department in June 1995 on behalf of the Aboriginal Justice Council and completed by the Crime Research Centre in January 1996. It is the second report commissioned by the Aboriginal Affairs Department relating to Aboriginal contact with the criminal justice system and its focus is specifically on juvenile justice issues. The report's two purposes are (i) to identify areas of concern in the juvenile justice and related arenas and assess the impact of policy and practice in these areas, and (ii) to provide an empirical representation of current trends in the juvenile justice system, including arrest, diversion, court and detention rates.

  8. Western Australia. Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority. 1992, Progress Report: Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, (December), Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority, Perth.

    The Final Report of the RCIADIC was tabled on 9 May 1991 and on 31 March 1992 the W.A. State Government tabled its response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission. This report and its discussion of recent initiatives announced by the Government reflect the Western Australian Government's continuing determination to address the findings and recommendations of the Royal Commission and to break the tragic cycle of social disadvantage, interaction with the police, court and prison in which too many Aboriginal people become immersed.

  9. Western Australia. Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority. 1993, Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody: Government of Western Australia Implementation Report 1993, (December), Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority, Perth.

    A combined States/Commonwealth/Territory Response by Governments to the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, 'Response from Governments', was released in February 1992. This report, in conjunction with the Progress Report released by the Western Australian Government in December 1992, updates progress since that report.

  10. Western Australia Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee. 1994, Getting Strong on Justice: The 1994 Report of the Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the Recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, (December), Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee, Perth.

    This report is provided by the Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee (AJAC) and is an Aboriginal perspective on how the criminal justice system in Western Australia impacts on Aboriginal people. The report also provides information and insights into initiatives taken by Aboriginal people to determine and implement a constructive response to the continued over policing and incarceration of Aboriginal people. The report presents an 'Aboriginal response' to difficult and complex issues.

  11. Western Australia Aboriginal Justice Council. 1996, Getting Stronger on Justice: 1995 Monitoring Report of the Aboriginal Justice Council on the Implementation of the Recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody in Western Australia, Aboriginal Justice Council, Perth.

    The Aboriginal Justice Council (AJC) monitors progress on implementation of the Recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC) and each year provides an assessment and critique of progress to date and identifies Aboriginal priorities and concerns. It's previous report 'Getting Strong on Justice' identified a number of priorities, the most important being juvenile justice. This report reflects also AJC's continuing concerns about the over-representation of Aboriginal people within the criminal justice system.

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