State attorney general John Quigley says ‘I am truly sorry’ over murder of baby Charlie, who was killed after police left him at crime scene. The Western Australian government has pardoned and apologised to the Yamatji family of a baby who was brutally murdered by Mervyn Bell after the baby’s mother was arrested by police who had been called to …
Family and advocates call for charges to be laid against NSW Police officers who arrested First Nations teen experiencing anxiety attack
“My daughter was only trying to help her partner when NSW Police officers laid their hands on her and threw her to the ground by her collar. She was simply assisting her partner manage her anxiety attack and did nothing to be treated so appallingly.”
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 …
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 …
Copwatch on the BBC
https://youtu.be/PH5AqvVixdg BBC World News covers the NJP’s new Copwatch App.
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Copwatch training comes to Perth
The National Justice Project held a ‘Copwatch’ workshop in Perth this week, to teach members of the community how to safely and legally record interactions with police to be used as evidence in court. The workshop was held in partnership with Noongar activist Mervyn Eades, whose 18-year-old relative was hit by a police car in the Perth suburb of Thornlie in …
WA Police Must Stamp Out Violence Against Aboriginal People
George Newhouse, Principal Solicitor of the National Justice Project, demands that the WA Police Commissioner speak out about a young Noongar man who was run down by WA police on the 8th of May, 2018. A change in WA police culture must start at the top.
WA Police Officer Suspended after his car hit an Aboriginal man
A senior sergeant in the Western Australia Police Force was suspended Thursday after an Aboriginal man was struck by a police vehicle in a Perth suburb. See the New York Times Story here: WA Police officer suspended after his vehicle hits a young Aboriginal man
Aboriginal boy run down by WA police
The National Justice Project was asked to assist a young Aboriginal man who was run down by an unmarked police car in a Perth suburb.