Policy Briefing Paper.docx - Student ID 44558139 CUL321 POLICY BRIEFING PAPER Policy briefing paper topic Colonial policing and the racialisation of

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Student ID: 44558139 CUL321: POLICY BRIEFING PAPER Policy briefing paper topic: Colonial policing and the racialisation of punishment Title: Removing racial bias from colonial policing in the Northern Territory of Australia Executive summary/Introduction: This policy briefing paper is addressed to the Northern Territory Government of Australia, in particular, NT Chief Minister Hon Michael Patrick Francis Gunner. I will present information about the history of Indigenous people and their relationship with the police and how this relates to their current relationship and particularly how this influences different laws and policies. I will then continue to talk about the 2014 introduction of paperless arrests as part of the DarwinSafe initiative and Police Administration Amendment Act in the Northern Territory. Through various statistics it is made evident that the implementation of this law has racial bias as it impacts Indigenous people disproportionately compared to the rest of the Indigenous population of the NT. I will continue this policy briefing paper by suggesting ways that racial bias can be potentially removed from new policies and laws implemented in the NT, as well as exploring views by various people including Cunneen, Davis, Brull and online newspaper articles such as The Guardian, ABC News, The Conversation etc. The various interpretations and statistics presented by these sources further back up my point of view and make it increasingly evident that colonial policing is a large issue that the Indigenous people of the NT faces. Policy briefing paper: Dear NT Chief Minister Hon Michael Patrick Francis Gunner, 1
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Student ID: 44558139 I am writing in regard to the nature of colonial policing and the taking over of control of individuals’ spending in the Northern Territory of Australia. The government is especially tougher on the punishment of crime when it comes to the Indigenous community of Australia, whether that be boiled down or justified due to racism, bias or unfairly distributed laws/mistreatment. I have chosen to write at a state level to the Northern Territory as this seems to have a larger number of racial problems and conversations about these due to the higher number of Indigenous communities. Therefore, I propose that even though the population of Indigenous communities are at a higher level, that people of influential power that have proven no racial bias and have been involved in creating and implementing policies for a range of communities’ band together when decisions are made so as to eliminate or reduce the potential for this racial bias.
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