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.
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.