KOORI COURT OPENS 2016

On 31 March 2016 the Attorney General, Martin Pakula, launced Victoria's newest Koori Court in Geelong. The Attorney General said:

“In the 12 years they have been in existence, Koori Courts have played a major role in delivering fairer outcomes for Koori offenders and have improved engagement with local Koori communities.”

“The courts allow offenders to have a say better engage with the process and reduce those feelings of alienation and intimidation experienced by many Koori offenders, especially young people.”

For further details see:

Attorney General, 'Geelong Koori Court Up And Running In June' (31 March 2016)

'New adult and children’s Koori Court to begin sitting in Geelong' (Geelong Advertiser, 2 April 2016)

'Aboriginals' own court in Geelong to deliver 'culturally appropriate' sentences' (Geelong Indy, 1 April 2016)