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NOTICE

The Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (Senator Wright) gave a notice of motion as follows: To move on the next day of sitting—That the following matter be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 28 March 2013:

The value of a justice reinvestment approach to criminal justice in Australia, with particular reference to:

 (a) the drivers behind the past 30 years of growth in the Australian imprisonment rate;

 (b) the economic and social costs of imprisonment;

 (c) the over-representation of disadvantaged groups within Australian prisons, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people experiencing mental ill-health, cognitive disability and hearing loss;

 (d) the cost, availability and effectiveness of alternatives to imprisonment, including prevention, early intervention, diversionary and rehabilitation measures;

 (e) the methodology and objectives of justice reinvestment;

 (f) the benefits of, and challenges to, implementing a justice reinvestment approach in Australia;


 (g) the collection, availability and sharing of data necessary to implement a justice reinvestment approach;

 (h) the implementation and effectiveness of justice reinvestment in other countries, including the United States of America;

 (i) the scope for federal government action which would encourage the adoption of justice reinvestment policies by state and territory governments; and

 (j) any other related matters.