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  • Canberra Restorative Community

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    'Through the mechanism of the ACT Restorative Justice Network, we aim to build Canberra as a restorative community through growing and widening the circle of people who are interested in connecting, sharing and promoting their experiences and knowledge of restorative justice approaches. Our goal is to expand restorative justice principles and practice across the Canberra community.'

  • Canberra – A restorative city? | The RiotACT

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    'In early 2016 the ACT Legislative Assembly committed to becoming a restorative city. In making this commitment, our parliamentary representatives recognised the work that had already been done to date and identified areas where restorative processes could assist in dealing with difficult social and community issues. As part of this, they committed to exploring what work needs to be done to be declared a restorative city.'

  • Canberra – becoming a restorative city

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    'Canberra – becoming a restorative city. Final report October 2018 Restorative justice is both a social movement and a particular way of implementing, managing and addressing disputes, conflicts or actions, one that focuses on harm prevention and redress. As such, it does not readily lend itself to change through legislative means. The solution the Council has recommended is to suggest a framework for such change. It recommends, first, the development of a set of ‘restorative values and principles’ to guide all government action towards restorative ends.


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    A/Prof John Anderson and Dr Nicola RossNewcastle Law SchoolFaculty of Business and LawUniversity of NewcastleMs Mary Porter, AMPresident, NED Incand former MLA, ACT Legislative Assembly