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Australian indigenous “disproportionally represented” in justice system

Indigenous people in Australia are “disproportionally represented” in the country’s criminal justice system according to a United Nations rights expert.

Mutuma Ruteere, the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, recently visited Australia to gather first-hand information on the situation of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance there.

At the end of his mission he spoke to Julia Dean in Canberra.

She began by asking him what challenges indigenous people face in terms of racial discrimination.

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