Calls to require courts to consider Indigenous background in sentencing, bail

By Alexandra Back
Updated April 24 2018 - 9:33pm, first published October 6 2017 - 5:15pm

Canberra courts would have to consider an accused person's Aboriginality when both deciding to release them on bail and how to sentence them, under changes to laws recommended by a specialist Indigenous legal service and submitted to a national inquiry.

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