Status in progress
Domain
2. Fewer Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system
Goal
2.1 Aboriginal people are not disproportionately worse off under policies and legislation
Outcome
2.1.1 Disproportionate impacts are identified and remedied when drafting policies and legislation
Status
In progress
Agency
Koori Justice Unit, Department of Justice and Community Safety

Where we are up to 

An Aboriginal Impact Assessment Discussion Paper was prepared outlining the processes and scope of existing impact assessment regimes operating in Victoria, as well as those in other Australian and international jurisdictions. Members of the Aboriginal Justice Caucus will consider these findings as work on this project progresses.

Background

Reducing Aboriginal over representation in the justice system requires greater consideration of the impacts of new legislation and legislation already in place. Through the development of Burra Lotjpa Dunguludja, phase four of the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement, the Aboriginal Justice Forum partnership has committed to ensuring that Aboriginal people are not disproportionately worse off under policies and legislation, by ensuring that disproportionate impacts are identified and remedied during their development.