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11    Indigenous Australians—Engagement with the Criminal Justice System

Senator Lines, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 938—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes, with grave concern, the Western Australian Corruption and Crime Commission report entitled Report on Operation Aviemore: Major Crime Squad investigation into the unlawful killing of Mr Joshua Warneke ;

    (b)   urges the relevant agencies to implement, as a matter of urgency, the recommendations made in the report by the Honourable John McKechnie QC; and

     (c)   calls on the Government to address the high rates of engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with the criminal justice system by supporting justice reinvestment and the development of a justice target under the ‘Closing the Gap’ framework to ensure coordinated action, accountability and progress to reduce the disproportionate incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Question put and passed.

Statement by leave : Senator Lines, by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.