Awareness, understanding and respect – How can Open Data help the #BLM movement?

Jurisdiction: International

The Black Lives Matter (#BLM) movement is not new, neither are racial injustices. However, in 2020 a series of racially motivated deaths, brutality and profiling in the US sent shockwaves around the world. Over 15 Million people took to the streets around the world to protest, and demand change. What can Open Government Data do to help the movement?

How can Open Government Data increase awareness of racial injustices, encourage understanding and build respect.

How can Open Data help Indigenous peoples?

If Open Data is not available for your idea, what data could you use? And what would you do with the data?

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> Eligibility Use of Australian and/or New Zealand Open Data Increases awareness, understanding and respect in relation to racial injustices

Entry: Challenge entry is available to all teams in Competition 2020.

Dataset Highlight

Surveillance of Cardiovascular Mortality in Australia 1985-1996: Northern Territory Profiles
https://data.nt.gov.au/dataset/surveillance-of-cardiovascular-mortality-in-australia-1985-1996-northern-territory-profiles

The National Archives of Australia
https://www.naa.gov.au/

Australian Institute of Criminology - Data on Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
https://www.aic.gov.au/publications?keys=Aboriginal&sort_by=year&sort_order=DESC

Australian Institute of Criminology - Trends in juvenile detention in Australia
https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi416

Australian Institute of Criminology - Indigenous deaths in custody: 25 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/sb/sb17

Australian Institute of Criminology - Deaths in custody in Australia 2017-18
https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/sr/sr21

Australian Institute of Criminology - Aboriginal deaths in custody & incarceration: looking back & looking forward
https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/archive/archive-152

Australian Institute of Criminology - Detaining Aboriginal juveniles as a last resort: variations from the theme
https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi64

Australian Institute of Criminology - Ivory scales: black Australia and the law
https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/archive/archive-126

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2018-19
https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4715.0

Life Tables for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2015-2017
https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3302.0.55.003

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