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Policing Indigenous People in the NPY Lands. Jenny Fleming TILES University of Tasmania. Cross-Border Justice Project (NT, SA & WA). Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjajara (NPY) Aboriginal Lands. 475,000 square kilometres 10,000 people approximately 7500 Australian Aboriginals

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Policing indigenous people in the npy lands

Policing Indigenous People in the NPY Lands

Jenny Fleming

TILES

University of Tasmania


Policing indigenous people in the npy lands

Cross-Border Justice Project (NT, SA & WA)


Ngaanyatjarra pitjantjatjara yankunytjajara npy aboriginal lands

Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjajara (NPY) Aboriginal Lands

  • 475,000 square kilometres

  • 10,000 people

  • approximately 7500 Australian Aboriginals

  • ANANGU people – person who lives in the central desert region

  • highly mobile


Indigenous australians

Indigenous Australians

  • Aboriginal people/Torres Strait Islanders

  • 2.6 per cent of Australia’s population

  • great social, cultural and linguistic diversity

  • groups divided into local communities


Profound community problems

Profound community problems

  • geographically isolated

  • poverty

  • remoteness, small pop’n base

  • unemployment

  • few training and educational opportunities

  • significant substance abuse

  • family/sexual violence

  • poor health status

  • lack of services


Justice issues

Justice Issues

  • Major safety and security issues for aboriginal communities

  • Lack of services due to extreme remoteness and isolation

  • Mobility of the Anangu population who frequently travel around the region

  • lack of confidence in justice systems

  • A general inability of dealing with offenders other than in the jurisdiction where they offend


Project objectives

Project Objectives

  • strengthen and improve community safety in the cross-border region

  • develop and enact legislation that allows police, courts and corrections to operate in a multi-jurisdictional environment

  • deliver timely and efficient justice responses

  • address gaps in justice services

  • develop collaborative relationships


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