Tag: Class based

Old convictions holding back Aboriginal Victorians, inquiry told

Naomi Murphy

A Tale of two States

Paid for your crime and did your time yet? Not if you’re Indigenous, Working Class or belong to any other minority but  Middle Class, White and Christian. Andrew Bolt with a history of guilty charges against him will tell the world that you can’t be trusted if you speak out on Q&A or protest on any other platform reinforcing this cultural bias in our justice system yet maintains he’s an exceptional victim.(ODT)

Victoria is the only state or territory in Australia that does not have a spent convictions scheme, which allows for minor convictions to be wiped from someone’s record after a period of time with no offending.

Old convictions holding back Aboriginal Victorians, inquiry told