Community leaders call for royal commission-style inquiry into Indigenous over-representation in justice system

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
May 11 2021 - 6:00pm
Winnunga Nimmityjah chief executive Julie Tongs is leading a call for a wide-ranging royal commission-style inquiry into Indigenous incarceration. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

The ACT government should move to establish a wide-ranging board of inquiry to assess Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander over-representation in the territory's justice system, a group of Indigenous leaders says.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.