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Closing the Gap prison reduction targets show ‘disappointing lack of ambition’, lawyers say – The Guardian

Target of just 15% reduction in incarceration for Indigenous adults comes days after Council of Attorneys-General decided not to raise age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14

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National Aboriginal legal services say justice targets set by state, federal and territory governments in the new Closing the Gap agreement show a disappointing lack of ambition, while senior Labor figures have asked where the funding will come from to achieve the targets.
The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (Natsils) said the target aiming for a 15% reduction in incarceration for adults is not acceptable.
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