- This measure enables the Australian Crime Commission’s National Indigenous Violence and Child Abuse Intelligence Task Force to continue to investigate patterns of violence, serious crime and abuse of power and trust in remote Indigenous communities, especially in relation to children, at a cost of $6.6 million over two years.
- People living in remote Indigenous communities, particularly children, women and other vulnerable groups will continue to benefit from the work of the Task Force.
- This work will lead to investigations and policy development that will strengthen community safety in remote Indigenous communities as a whole, through identifying and addressing the systemic causes of violence and fraud against these communities.
- The Task Force will also continue to benefit Indigenous people more generally through assisting government to check the probity of people and organisations that administer programs for the benefit of Indigenous people.
- The Task Force was established to enhance the national understanding of the nature and extent of issues surrounding violence and child abuse in Indigenous communities.
- The Task Force is already in operation. This measure will enable it to continue its work for a further two years.
Total Government Funding
- The Government is committing $6.6 million over two years to fund the continuation of the Task Force.
Content Updated: 23 May 2012