A few facts about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People today:
- Since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody the rates of incarceration have doubled.
- On the 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission 474 more people had died in custody. If one person a month were to die, it would take 39.5 years to reach the same number of deaths.
- 156 of 1000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are removed from their family each year.
- First Nations People are eight times more likely to take their own lives than other Australians.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people die (on average) 10 years younger than other Australians. Remote areas of Arnhem Land this figure doubles to 20-years.