4725.0 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing: A focus on children and youth, Apr 2011
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/05/2012 Reissue
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LAW AND JUSTICE
This article is part of a comprehensive series released as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing: A focus on children and youth.
Note: In this section, 'youth' and 'young people' refer to people aged 15–24 years. Data presented are from the ABS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2008 (cat. no. 4714.0).
Law and justice issues have a significant impact on the lives of victims, offenders and their families and communities. For children and young people, the right to grow up in a safe environment free from violence and discrimination has been recognised internationally (Endnote 1). The Framework for Measuring Wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2010 (cat. no. 4703.0) identifies children and young peoples' experiences of the law and justice system as a major domain that can influence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing.
The topics covered in this article include:
Note: In the 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS), questions on law and justice were asked of people aged 15 years and over. Only a small number of questions about experiences of violence and crime were asked of children.
1. Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 1989, Convention on the Rights of the Child, General Assembly resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989, Geneva, <www2.ohchr.org>.