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New online hub for indigenous justice research

Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse an invaluable resource, now simpler to navigate

Publication date: Thursday, 27 October 2016

The wealth of information on the Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse website is now even easier to access and use, thanks to the new, completely redesigned site launched by the Attorney General and the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs this week.

The IJC website is a hub for Australian and New Zealand policy makers, practitioners and researchers to access free research, information and reports that cover a breadth of issues and initiatives in indigenous justice.

Website visitors can browse subjects including community development, corrections, courts and sentencing, drugs and alcohol, education, juvenile justice, land rights, legal services and policing. Visitors may also browse the vast library by author, title and jurisdiction or search for a particular publication using keywords. The IJC has 750 resources and a further 100 publications will be added to the site each year.

Attorney General Gabrielle Upton said the website has provided a "one-stop-shop" for policy makers and researchers since 2006. More than 25,000 visitors use the site every year and that number is expected to increase significantly over the next 12 months with the launch of the new site.

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Leslie Williams said the wealth of information on the new website will help government develop informed Aboriginal justice policies. "The research on the website is invaluable in guiding policymakers in the right direction," Mrs Williams said.

The IJC also publishes the research that is produced under its own research program. The IJC commissions experts to publish up to six papers or briefs annually.

The IJC is a joint project of the Law, Crime and Community Safety Council (LCCSC) and the Australian Institute of Criminology. The LCCSC involves ministers responsible for law and justice, police and emergency management from the Australian federal, states' and territories' governments, and the New Zealand Government. The IJC website is hosted by the NSW Department of Justice.

Visit the Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse at

Above: a screenshot of the Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse website.

Above: a detail from the homepage of the Indigneous Justice Clearinghouse website.​