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Queensland Government's youth justice reform Bill is "racially prejudicial": Social Responsibilities Committee

“Given that Queensland’s incarceration rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is 33 times that of non-Indigenous children The Bill will impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in a grossly disproportionate way. We argue that The Bill therefore has racially prejudicial implications and will exacerbate and prolong the inter-generational trauma caused by assimilationist forcible removal policies (of the Stolen Generations); undermine self-determination; further alienate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families, cultures and communities; and, undermine gains made in Queensland’s Reconciliation processes and dialogues,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt, with The Rev’d Canon Bruce Boase