New South Australia’s State Council is to release a report into the deaths of Indigenous women that is critical of the current way Indigenous women are murdered.
The NSW government has been under pressure to release the report because of the recent coronavirus outbreak, with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian calling for an independent investigation into the cases.
“We will release the full report, and the full findings of that report, on Tuesday,” Ms Berejiglian told reporters on Monday.
The report, to be released at a press conference on Tuesday, will be the first official statement from Ms Berezani on the issues raised by the inquiry.
“This is a report about how we are delivering services to Indigenous women, how we deliver services to our young women,” she said.
“It is also a report to explain why we do not have a national strategy for the prevention and response to coronaviruses.”
The State Council report will also examine the reasons behind the deaths, and provide recommendations to the government on how to improve the way Indigenous people are treated in the state.
It will also provide further information on the coronaviral pandemic.
Ms Berejiliian has previously said the government was committed to supporting the inquiry’s recommendations.
“What we have seen is that in our first report, we put forward a number of recommendations and recommendations and we were not listened to,” she told ABC radio on Sunday.
“But I think what we will do with this report is to see what we can do to make sure that the recommendations are implemented.”
Aboriginal woman’s deaths ‘extremely disturbing’The report will include the first national coronavivirus information, as well as recommendations on ways to improve Indigenous people’s lives.
“I think it is incredibly disturbing that we have so many women and girls dying in this way, and I think we are in a position where we have to be very careful that we do that and we do it in a way that is not discriminatory,” Ms Borejini said.
Ms Borejani said the inquiry would include an inquiry into the state’s Aboriginal justice system.
“Our Aboriginal justice systems are incredibly flawed,” she added.
“Aborangahrs are often denied access to justice, they are often charged with crimes that they do not commit.”
And we know that in the criminal justice system, Aboriginal people are disproportionately represented in prison, in custody, and we know how that impacts on the lives of Indigenous people.