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Family await answers after teen’s arrest

The father of an Indigenous teenager who had his legs kicked out from beneath him while being arrested in Sydney is waiting for the police officer to be punished. Footage of the 16-year-old boy’s scuffle with police was shared via social media last month after he was arrested at Ward Park in Surry Hills. The teenager had allegedly told a …

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I Can’t Breathe

CN: Police brutality, racism.Shaye WindsorVolunteer Journalist2 July 2020 The outrage surrounding the deaths of unarmed Black people, like that of Minneapolis man George Floyd, has triggered worldwideaction. Huge numbers of people have been inspired to march across cities across the globe calling for justice for First Nations peoples and against police brutality. In Australia, the huge rallies have a keen …

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‘These aren’t random events’: calls grow for greater police accountability over Indigenous arrests

The Guardian’s Lorena Allam discusses growing calls by legal experts to address the use of excessive force. “Calls for police reform are growing, particularly for the independent investigation of police conduct, following three incidents in a month where police were filmed using allegedly excessive force to detain and arrest young Indigenous men. All three cases – two in Sydney and …

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Judge Says Peter Dutton Could Go To Jail If He Defies Orders in Immigration Case

Australia’s home affairs minister has failed to comply with an order to make a decision on whether to grant an Iranian man a protection visa. Read more details in Ben Butler’s report in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jun/17/judge-says-peter-dutton-could-go-to-jail-if-he-defies-orders-in-immigration-case?fbclid=IwAR30G6KUH_nS7gkISuDI-BxitQkMBgBm7UsS3AOgIOFnxA6hz0DH9sxeXvM