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Aboriginal Community Courts

ALSWA Submission to the WA Attorney General – June 2009

This submission outlines the success of the Aboriginal Community Courts in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Norseman based on interviews with multiple stakeholders including court coordinators, Magistrates, ALSWA staff and prosecutors. The submission calls for an extension of community courts across Western Australia. The submission indicates the positive impacts Community Courts have had on stakeholders and recommendations to improve the operation of Aboriginal Community Courts.

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