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Questions over flagged cuts to Aboriginal legal aid – SBS

20 Sep 2013

Just before the Federal election, the Coalition announced plans to scrap $42 million from Aboriginal legal aid.

The proposed cut sent shockwaves through the legal sector, with claims it would lead to further increases in Indigenous imprisonment rates.

Right now, it’s still unclear whether the proposed cut will go ahead.

“This isn’t my portfolio,” Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion told NITV. “It’s the portfolio of the Attorney General, but clearly we’ll be getting some briefs on that early next week”.

Read more: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/09/20/questions-over-flagged-cuts-aboriginal-legal-aid

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