UN indigenous rights expert concludes visit to Australia

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Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (left). Photo: UNIC Canberra

Australia must take action to reduce what one UN human rights expert sees as the country's "astounding" imprisonment rate for indigenous people.

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz said although Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders make up only three per cent of the population, they constitute nearly 30 per cent of those in jail.

The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous people has just concluded a 15-day official visit to the country.

She discussed some of her findings with Julia Dean.

Duration: 5'08"

 

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