Celebrating decade of Koori Court success

This article was published in The Shepparton News on October 26, 2012.

A County Court judge says after working in the Koori Court system he is only just starting to grasp what it means for Indigenous Australians to feel disconnected.

It has been 10 years since Victoria’s first Koori Court opened in Shepparton on October 7, 2002.

At the Annual Koori Court Conference, the judge in charge of the Latrobe Valley County Koori Court, John Smallwood, said the system helped Indigenous offenders feel they were being listened to.

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