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Next Justice Reinvestment Programs Announced

The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP
Media Release

Minister for Indigenous Australians
The Hon Linda Burney MP

Cabinet Secretary
The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP

Joint media release

The Albanese Government is investing in ten additional justice reinvestment initiatives as part of its landmark justice reinvestment programs. The projects announced today are part of the largest commitment to justice reinvestment ever delivered by the Commonwealth.

As part of our $109 million First Nations justice package, the Albanese Government has committed $79 million to supporting up to 30 community-led justice reinvestment initiatives in First Nations communities across Australia.

Justice reinvestment is a long-term, community-led approach to preventing crime, improving community safety and reducing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults and children in custody.

Following a rigorous assessment process by an independent panel, ten community-led justice reinvestment initiatives have been selected:

  • Katherine, NT (Savanna Solutions Business Services)
  • North Stradbroke Island, QLD (Minjerribah Moorgumpin (Elders-In-Council) Aboriginal Corporation)
  • Doomadgee, QLD (Gunawuna Jungai Limited)
  • Hope Vale, QLD (Cape York Institute)
  • Mornington Island, QLD (Jika Kangka Gununamanda Limited)
  • Meningie, Mid Murray, Murray Bridge, Murray Mallee and Raukkan, SA (Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority Inc)
  • Carnarvon, WA (Gascoyne Development Commission)
  • Halls Creek, Mulan, Kundat Djaru and Mindibungu, WA (Shire of Halls Creek)
  • Wheatbelt and Perth, WA (Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia Limited)
  • Sydney, NSW (Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation)

The ten community-led initiatives announced today follow the first nine grants delivered under the program announced in February.

Applications for funding under the Government's justice reinvestment programs continue to be open year-round, with communities encouraged to apply when they are ready to do so.

For more information regarding the justice reinvestment programs, visit

Quotes attributable to Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus

"I'm pleased to announce the next recipients of the Albanese Government's landmark justice reinvestment funding package.

"Justice reinvestment empowers First Nations communities and leaders to develop local solutions to divert at risk adults and young people away from the criminal justice system.

"We are continuing our support for community-led approaches that improve the lives of First Nations people and strengthen community safety."

Quotes attributable to Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney

"Justice Reinvestment is all about putting First Nations communities front and centre when it comes to preventing contact with the criminal justice system.

"Communities can work together with local police, organisations, education and health services and local government to drive local solutions.

"The projects announced today are part of our landmark justice reinvestment initiative – that will deliver place-based projects to improve lives, support safer communities and help to close the gap."