The NATSILS make this submission to the Australian Government to assist in the development of its
Fifth Periodic Report (the Report) to the Committee Against Torture (the Committee). Our submission is intended to provide the Government with information gathered from the on-theground experiences of the various Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS) so that it can accurately report to the Committee what progress has been made and areas requiring further work. It must be pointed out that our submission has been compiled and structured in response to the list provided by the Committee relating to specific issues that it would like the
Government to respond to in its report.