Children and Youth

ABORIGINAL PEOPLE — INCARCERATION RATE

HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [5.40 pm]: It has been a very big week, and I particularly want to note the passage of the Fines, Penalties and Infringement Notices Enforcement Amendment Bill 2019 on Tuesday night. I personally felt an enormous amount of joy at the passage of that bill. It has been so long coming and I was really pleased when it was finally passed in this house and in the other place.

ABORIGINAL DEATHS IN CUSTODY

HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [9.48 pm]: I rise because I feel that I cannot not speak about the reckoning that is currently occurring in the United States and the global impact that we are starting to see. The murder of George Floyd has sparked an outpouring of outrage about the treatment of black Americans by police. In our own country, we are seeing that Australians are starting to speak out in solidarity, and in response to the situation within our own country and communities.

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