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BB02

Author NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
Published August 1999
Report Type Bureau Brief No. 2
Subject Aboriginal / Indigenous Australians; Public order offences; Sentencing
Keywords offensive language, penalties, public order offences, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Australians

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Summary

Aim

To highlight the recent increase in the recorded rate of offensive language charges, particularly for Australian Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders.