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Indigenous Legal Research (ARCHIVE)


There have been several major inquiries in Australia, including:

Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. The Royal Commission was announced in 1987. It produced a number of reports, including individual reports for each death investigated, an Interim Report (December 1988), and the final report (1991).

Australian Human Rights Commission, Bringing them Home: Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families (April 1997).

  • See also Senate, Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, References Committee, HEALING: A Legacy of Generations (Report on the Stolen Generation Inquiry, 2000). This is the report of the Inquiry into the Federal Government's Implementation of the Recommendations Made by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission in Bringing Them Home.

Senate, Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Unfinished Business: Indigenous Stolen Wages (Report of the Inquiry into Stolen Wages, 2006)

House of Representatives, Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Doing Time - Time For Doing: Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system (Report of the Inquiry into the high level of involvement of Indigenous juveniles and young adults in the criminal justice system, 20 June 2011)