I move that this House:

  1. Welcomes the Royal Commission into Northern Territory Youth Detention and condemns the abuse of indigenous children that triggered it.

  2. Considers that the treatment of these children does not happen in a vacuum, but is the result of a culture of oppression 228 years in the making, a culture that results in indigenous rates of incarceration being 13 times higher than in the white population.

  3. Notes that there has been 365 Aboriginal deaths in custody since the Royal Commission twenty five years ago and the unforgivable gap in health, education and life expectancies of Aboriginal and white Australians.

  4. Calls on the Government to engage with the catastrophic levels of indigenous incarceration and to ensure that the abuse shown on Four Corners does not and cannot happen in New South Wales.