Media Release by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

Social Justice Report 2007

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Tom Calma, today launched the Social Justice Report 2007.

The Social Justice Report focuses on family violence and child abuse in Indigenous communities.

The Social Justice Report highlights the need for measures to protect children against violence and sexual abuse.

The shocking levels of child sexual abuse in the Little Children are Sacred Report compelled urgent and sustained action to protect children in remote Northern Territory communities.

We need to help protect children from alcohol and drug fuelled violence where they are at risk of abuse.

The Rudd Government has announced it will conduct an independent and transparent review of the Northern Territory Emergency Response in the second half of this year.

The findings contained in the Social Justice Report will be considered as part of this review.