Dear supporters, we have moved!
After many years of sharing a home with PWD, the team at the ADJC are pleased announce the launch of our very own website.
We thank PWD for their work in hosting the ADJC and their continued support of the campaign. 
The ADJC is a national advocacy campaign that advocates for changes to legislation, policy and practice that leads to the imprisonment and indefinite detention of people with cognitive impairments. The ADJC seeks to highlight the disproportionate impact on Indigenous Australians with cognitive impairments. 
Please visit us at to find out more.

These pages will be progressively moved over to the new website, so please bookmark it for future reference.

Latest News

National Summit: A Line In The Sand    

Sand In The Lines Draft 2015 update from ADJC on Vimeo.

November 2014: The Line in the Sand Action Statement 81kb

Findings by the Australian Human Rights Commission
The Attorney General has today tabled in Parliament the Findings by the Australian Human Rights Commission regarding four Indigenous Australians indefinitely detained in the Northern Territory.

The Aboriginal Disability Justice Campaign (ADJC) is a collection of volunteers from around Australia who are concerned about the imprisonment and indefinite detention of people with a cognitive impairment and its particular disproportionate impact of Indigenous Australians

First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN) is a national peak organisation. First People's Disability Network aims to be a strong voice of and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability and their families.

Mr Marlon Noble

Ms Roseanne Fulton 

The ADJC is campaigning on this issue across Australia.

ADJC Position Statement on the inappropriate incarceration
of Aboriginal people with a cognitive impairment
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No End in Sight: The Imprisonment and Indefinite Detention
of Indigenous  Australians with a Cognitive Impairment
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This situation is in breach of Australia’s human rights obligations, including those rights contained in the:

  • The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
  • UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
  • Un Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD)