Where we are up to
An Aboriginal Justice Commissioner discussion paper has been prepared, which outlines existing independent oversight and accountability mechanisms currently operating in Victoria, and across the justice sector in other jurisdictions. This discussion paper is being considered by the Aboriginal Justice Caucus.
The Aboriginal Justice Caucus has, for many years, advocated for the establishment of an independent agency to ensure greater accountability of Government to the community in relation to the achievement of better justice outcomes for Aboriginal people in Victoria. These discussions have highlighted Caucus’ desire for creating a role, such as an independent Aboriginal Justice Commissioner (or Commission), to monitor, review and inquire into progress (or lack thereof) towards improving Aboriginal experiences and outcomes across the justice system, whilst also progressing self-determination principles.