Media contact

Susi Hamilton
UNSW Media Office
0422 934 024

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda will give a public address at UNSW's city campus tonight (Monday, 12 October).

Along with leading criminologists from UNSW, he will discuss the success of justice reinvestment in the far western NSW community of Bourke and what this approach could achieve it was adopted more widely.

Justice reinvestment addresses the underlying causes of crime by diverting some of the money set aside for imprisonment and invests it in local communities.

UNSW criminologists Julie Stubbs, Melanie Schwartz and Chris Cunneen will be part of the conversation hosted by UNSW Arts and Social Sciences.

In a first, UNSW Law will also host a workshop this week with representatives from different organisations involved with justice reinvestment initiatives around the country. The event will allow those involved to share experiences about progressing justice reinvestment in Australia, particularly in an Indigenous context.

What: Public lecture on the value of justice targets and justice reinvestment approachWhen: 6-7.30pm, Monday, 12 OctoberWhere: UNSW CBD campus, Level 6, 1 O'Connell St, Sydney