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Letter to the State Police & Corrections Minister

We encourage you this National Reconciliation Week to use this template letter to send/email the Minister for Corrections and Minister for Police in your state, encouraging them to take action to stop Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. 

 

To the Honourable <MP Full Name>,

My name is <Your Name>, and I live in <Suburb> — part of your electorate of <Electorate> OR <Suburb, State/Territory>. It is currently National Reconciliation Week across Australia, and as one of 40,000+ Australian Christians that are part of the Common Grace movement, I am writing to you today to voice my concern about the abhorrent treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia.

As Christians, we believe Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are, and always have been created in the image of the Creator. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have an ancient and important God-appointed role as custodians in these lands now called Australia. For too long this nation of Australia has not listened to, and not sought justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We are tired of waiting for a Treaty and treaties over 250 years overdue, we grieve at the lives lost due to lack of action and investment to Close the Gap, implement recommendations to stop Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, and we fight for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to be embraced as the world’s oldest living continuing cultures.

As the State Minister for <Police/Corrections>, <Mr/Ms MP Last Name>, you must know about the overrepresentation of Aboriginal women, men, and children in detention facilities, and the ongoing issue of police violence and deaths in custody. These are issues that are of vital importance to the very lives of your Aboriginal constituents, and non-Aboriginal constituents such as myself are concerned. I am writing to you today to ask what you will be doing to help stop Aboriginal Deaths in Custody in <your State/Territory>.

<MP Full Name>, we have been waiting as a nation since 1991 for the 339 recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody to be implemented. This requires cooperation between Federal, State and Territory governments. How will you actively work towards implementing the long standing recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody so that Aboriginal peoples stop dying in custody?

As a non-Aboriginal Australian Christian, and a resident of <State/Territory>, your action on these asks is vital for this state and nation groaning with injustice against First Nations peoples. Your action on these asks, <MP Full Name>, will save lives and help bring justice that is long overdue.

Yours faithfully,

<Your Full Name>

 

State Minister contact details:

 

State/

Territory

Minister Portfolio Electorate Email / Contact Phone No. Office Address
NSW
Anthony Roberts Minister for Counter Terrorism and Corrections Lanecove

Lanecove@parliament.nsw.gov.au

www.nsw.gov.au/nsw-government/ministers/minister-for-counter-terrorism-and-corrections

www.anthonyrobertsmp.com.au/contact-anthony

(02) 9817 4757 The Hon. Anthony Roberts MP PO Box 524 GLADESVILLE NSW 1675
David Elliott Minister for Police and Emergency Services Baulkham Hills

baulkhamhills@parliament.nsw.gov.au

www.nsw.gov.au/your-government/ministers/minister-for-police-and-emergency-services/

(02) 9686 3110 The Hon. David Elliott, MP Suit 1 25-33 Old Northern Rd BAUKHAM HILLS NSW 2153
VIC
Ben Carroll Minister for Crime Prevention, Corrections, Youth Justice, Victim Support Niddrie ben.carroll@parliament.vic.gov.au (03) 9379 5879 473 Keilor Road, Niddrie, VIC 3042 PO Box 554, Niddrie, VIC
Lisa Neville Minister for Police and Emergency Services Bellarine lisa.neville@parliament.vic.gov.au (03) 5250 1987 G066, Gateway Plaza Leopold, 641-659 Bellarine Highway, Leopold, VIC 3224
ACT
Mick Gentleman Minister for Police and Emergency Services Brindabella

www.mickgentleman.com.au/contact/

 

www.contactmyminister.act.gov.au/

#mingentleman

(02) 6205 0218 GPO Box 1020 CANBERRA ACT 2601
Shane RATTENBURY Minister for Corrections and Justice Health Kurrajong www.shanerattenbury.com/get_in_touch (02) 6205 0005 GPO Box 1020 CANBERRA ACT 2601
QLD Mark Ryan Minister for Police, Minister for Corrective Services Morayfield police@ministerial.qld.gov.au Morayfield@parliament.qld.gov.au (07) 5343 5100 Unit 3, 67 Morayfield Road CABOOLTURE SOUTH QLD 4510
SA Corey Wingard Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Police and Emergency services Gibson

gibson@parliament.sa.gov.au MinisterWingard@sa.gov.au

www.coreywingard.com.au/contact

(08) 8377 3500 Level 2, 1 Milham Street, OAKLANDS PARK SA 5046
WA
Michelle Hopkins Roberts Minister for Police Midland midland@mp.wa.gov.au Minister.Roberts@dpc.wa.gov.au (08) 9274 8811 Unit 34, 6 Keane Street
Midland WA 6056
Francis (Fran) Logan Minister for Emergency Services, Minister for Corrective Services Cockburn fran.logan@mp.wa.gov.au Minister.Logan@dpc.wa.gov.au (08) 9414 3266 Unit 5 816 Beeliar Drive Success WA 6164
NT Natasha Fyles Minister for Justice Nightcliff minister.fyles@nt.gov.au 08) 8999 6743 Shop 5, Nightcliff Shopping Town, Pavonia Way, Nightcliff NT 0810
  Nicole Manson Minister for Police Wanguri minister.manison@nt.gov.au (08) 8999 6795 Shop 9B, Hibiscus Shopping Town, Leanyer NT 0812
TAS Mark Shelton Minister for Police Lyons mark.shelton@parliament.tas.gov.au

(03) 6324

2080

 
  Elise Archer Minister for Corrections and Justice Health Clark (03) 6212 2210