With the arrival of COVID-19, it quickly became apparent to Logan Together that there were urgent needs to be met in the community and that new partnerships and responses would be required.
During 2013, members of the Justice Reinvestment campaign, the Bourke Aboriginal Community Working Party and the Australian Human Rights Commission worked together to develop a proposal for implementing justice reinvestment in Bourke.
Since the beginning of 2016 there seems to have been a renewed wave of energy around the crisis facing Australia and the rate at which its young Indigenous people are imprisoned.
Maranguka Justice Reinvestment recently launched a report by KPMG that shows community led changes in Bourke generated $3 million of savings in 2017
On 8 December the Dusseldorp Forum team and members of our board jumped on a short flight to Dubbo then hit the long road to Bourke, NSW to join the community