The development of an Aboriginal legal service in South Australia controlled by the Aboriginal community was part of a national movement to improve the legal and civil rights of Aboriginal people who were over-represented in the criminal justice system. Our role has expanded to change laws where necessary to improve social justice and advance the fight for equal rights. On 1 July 2020, South Australian Attorney General Vickie Chapman announced that the state government would introduce an official custodial notification service (CNS) after Labour Party spokesman Kyam Maher wrote to Premier Steven Marshall in June that he would submit a bill to Parliament to legally mandate the service. [5] This would require SAPOL, by law, to notify the ALRM when an Indigenous person is taken into custody. This had been done informally for some time, but the legal requirement „would help ensure that Aboriginal people receive culturally appropriate support for their well-being and basic legal advice as soon as possible after their imprisonment.” Ordering the measure would also mean that if a public servant refuses or fails to comply, he or she „could be subject to disciplinary proceedings”[6] under the Police and Discipline Complaints Act 2016. [5] [7] This decision was welcomed by the ALRM, which had been advocating it for years. [8] The Summary Offences Amendment (On-Call Notification Service) Regulations, 2020 were published on July 2, 2020. [9] The Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement Inc (ALRM) exists to ensure social justice for Aboriginal people and their communities. The movement began in 1971 and was founded in 1973. ALRM was founded in 1972 after a number of former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people joined forces to develop specific legal services for Indigenous Australians who have been abused by the criminal justice system, including police brutality. They also campaigned for land rights and against racial discrimination. [2] The Aboriginal Community Centre Inc. and the Council of Aboriginal Women of South Australia were instrumental in its creation, and the ALRM was established in 1973 and received Aud 22,000 in Commonwealth government funding through the Department of Aboriginal Affairs.

[3] The Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement (ALRM) is an AtSILS (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services Centre) in South Australia that provides pro bono legal services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the state. It is headquartered in Adelaide, with offices in Ceduna, Port Augusta and Port Lincoln. It is an independent organisation run by a board of directors of all Australian Aborigines, which also acts as a lobby group to advocate for justice for Aboriginal people and to deliver programmes to address issues that increase the likelihood of Aboriginal people facing the criminal justice system. [1] The organisation`s motto is „Justice without prejudice”, with its vision as „pursuing social justice, equality and the well-being of South Australian Aborigines, particularly for Aborigines who are in police custody or incarcerated”. [3] To this end, ALRM REPRESENTATIVES sit on various committees and are associated with ministries and others, including the Ministry of Corrections and the South Australian Police and the Ministry of the Attorney General. They try to explain the impact of different laws on Indigenous peoples and cultural differences from non-Indigenous peoples. The Black Lives Matter 2020 movement in the United States has once again highlighted Indigenous deaths in custody, an issue pursued by ALRM. ALRM is a non-profit organization. We provide legal advice to Aboriginal people and their communities. We pay tribute to the cultural authority of the aborigines of other countries and the waters of South Australia and Australia. Since 2012, Cheryl Axleby, wife of Narungga, has been CEO of the organization.

[2] 60 employees are employed in ALRM, and its network of regional offices allows the company to support people living in countries far from APY as well as elsewhere in South Australia. It represents 21 major language groups across the state. [3] Request this article with your library card in the library`s reading rooms. To learn more about how to request items, watch this short online video. Organizations, associations and clubs in Port Augusta, SA ALRM pays tribute to the elders and leaders of the past, present and departure – all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The ALRM is disappointed with the announcement that the Meeting of Prosecutors General (MAG) „supports the development of a proposal to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 12 years, including in terms of impact, timing and discussion on support for implementation”. Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement (S.A.). (2007). Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement Inc. Justice Without Prejudice. Adelaide: Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement Inc System Requirements: PDF Reader required for documents From 2021 [update] ALRM will be funded by the Federal Government, the Attorney General of South Australia, the Federal Attorney General, the South African Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and other government departments.