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West Australian Department of Communities fail First Nations child with disabilities

The State body responsible for caring for children in Western Australia has been caught out failing to follow medical advice and provide adequate care to a First Nations child with disabilities. According to testimony at the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability yesterday, doctors’ recommendations for assessment and treatment were not followed by the Department, leading to delays in diagnosis and access to treatment.

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WA Police left a Baby at the Scene of a Brutal Domestic Violence Attack

WARNING THIS STORY IS HARROWING AND REFERS TO THE DEATH OF AN INDIGENOUS BABY How a domestic violence call to police led to the arrest of the victim, her father, and the death of Baby Charlie When Police responded to a call out about a domestic violence incident involving Tamica Mullaley – they found her beaten, bloody and naked except …

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National Justice Project Calls for Funding for Vital Indigenous Law Program

Media Release National Justice Project Calls for Funding for Vital Indigenous Law Program 11 July 2019 The National Justice Project is standing shoulder to shoulder with the National Peak Body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS) as it calls on the federal government to properly fund the Indigenous Legal Assistance Program (ILAP). The Federal Budget handed down …

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The National Justice Project has been nominated for a Human Rights Award

The Human Rights Commission has announced that the National Justice Project is a finalist for their 2018 Human Rights Law awards. Judges for the 2018 Human Rights Awards have spent countless hours going through more than 370 nominations across the nine categories. Finalists for the remaining eight categories will be released over coming weeks. The Law Award finalists are; Tenancy …

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National Justice Project launches Copwatch app in Dubbo

On Friday August 31, the National Justice Project travelled to Dubbo to launch our Copwatch app with the local Aboriginal community. After a week of horrific statistics following the Guardian’s #DeathsInside project, holding police accountable and empowering Aboriginal youth in their interactions with law enforcement has never been more important. We launched CopWatch to media with Des Jones, Chair of …