The NSW State Coroner has given the green light to resume a Coronial Inquest into the death of two Aboriginal girls thirty-four years ago near Bourke.
Mona and Cindy: 32 years a lonely road to justice for Bourke teens
Senior writer for The Australian Rosemary Neill’s extensive report on the horrific death of two Bourke, NSW teenagers, includes the National Project’s involvement in the case. Thirty two years after a man accused of killing two Aboriginal girls – and molesting the critically injured younger child – walked free from a court in Bourke, NSW, the grieving families’ long-held wish …
Family of Dougie Hampson call on NSW Attorney-General to demand inquest
The family of Kamilaroi/Dunghutti man Dougie Hampson, who died of perforated ulcers after sent home from hospital in 2021, need your help demanding an inquest. Sign the petition here.
Announcing the winners of the 2022 Naomi Williams Wiradjuri Poetry Prize
In NAIDOC Week, we announce the three young writers of the 2022 Naomi Williams Wiradjuri Poetry Prize and celebrate their poems on Respect, Recognition and Reconciliation.
Could Australia’s courts go the way of the US Supreme Court?
NJP’s Principal Solicitor George Newhouse and ANU political scientist and research fellow Dr Patrick Leslie discuss Roe Vs Wade with ABC Life Matter’s Hilary Harper. The overturning of Roe V Wade has raised questions about the ideological bias in the SCOTUS. Good thing that could never happen in Australia’s High Court, right? We look at how ideology influences High Court …
If our test cases win, this is what happens
For years, we’ve been fighting the Australian Government in court to hold it to account for the harm our refugee clients have suffered from in offshore processing – and we’ve reached an important milestone.
NJP principal solicitor George Newhouse discusses the US Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision in The Conversation
Has US-style politicisation of the courts come to Australia? In the landmark 1973 decision of Roe v Wade, the US Supreme Court held that the right to privacy provided by the 14th amendment to the US Constitution protects a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion. Last month, a leaked draft of Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization revealed that a majority of the Supreme Court is …
After nine years, WA Gov apologises to family of Baby Charlie Mullaley
Yesterday in WA Parliament, the WA Attorney-General John Quigley apologised to and pardoned Tamica and Ted Mullaley on behalf of the WA Government.
WA government apologises for police treatment of murdered baby’s family
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 …
Apology and pardons in WA baby death case
Family lawyer and National Justice Project principal solicitor George Newhouse discusses ongoing actions to hold the police accountable in relation to the baby Charlie case. Report published in the Riverine Herald. A grieving Aboriginal mother who was brutally assaulted by her former partner – who then kidnapped and murdered her baby boy – has finally received an apology and pardon …