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Coalition signals 20 per cent funding cut to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Services – 6 September 2013

Hidden amongst the Coalition’s costings announcement yesterday was a funding cut of $42m to the Indigenous Policy Reform Program, the program which provides funding to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS) across Australia. NATSILS Chairperson, Shane Duffy, said that while NATSILS are seeking clarification from the Coalition as to the full detail of the indicated cuts, if such ... Read More

Peak health coalition calls for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander justice targets – 28 August 2013

Today the Close the Gap Campaign for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality has launched their platform for key commitments for an incoming Government entitled Building on the Close the Gap platform: Commitments for an incoming government. The plan includes a call for the creation of new justice targets to address the over-imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ... Read More

Greens launch access to justice election policy – 16 August 2013

Today the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS) welcome the launch of the Greens Access to Justice Policy which calls for a funding increase of 50 per cent for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal services (ATSILS).

Labor to add justice targets to Closing the Gap – 9 August 2013

Today’s announcement by Labor to include new justice targets to address the over-imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within the Closing the Gap policy initiative has been applauded by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and organisations, including NATSILS, have long been calling for the inclusion of justice ... Read More

NATSILS welcome launch of Greens justice reinvestment policy – 1 August 2013

Following a Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee inquiry into justice reinvestment earlier this year, which endorsed the value of such an approach to criminal justice in Australia, NATSILS congratulates the Greens on releasing a policy position which builds on this evidence. NATSILS Chairperson, Shane Duffy, said that all Australian political parties and governments need to acknowledge that tough on ... Read More

$12m funding injection for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services in federal budget – 15 May 2013

Today the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS) welcome the injection of $12m funding over two years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS) around Australia. NATSILS Chairperson, Shane Duffy, said that the new injection of funding recognises the critical role played by ATSILS and the value they add to the legal assistance sector.