Indigenous Affairs Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith sidesteps pressure to commit to 'royal commission'

Jasper Lindell
Updated July 9 2021 - 3:28pm, first published 11:30am
Indigenous Affairs Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith. Picture: Karleen Minney
Indigenous Affairs Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith. Picture: Karleen Minney

Indigenous Affairs Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith has again moved to temper expectations for a royal commission-style inquiry into over representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the ACT justice system.

Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

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