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Ms Dhu’s Death in Custody Leads to Law Reform

Yamatji woman, Ms Dhu (whose name is not used for cultural reasons) was just 22 years old when she was dragged from her police cell at South Headland in Western Australia and bundled into the back of a police van, before being taken to a nearby hospital. It was her third visit to hospital in as many days. She died …

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Over 82,000 call for charges over David Dungay Jrs death In custody

The family of Dunghutti man, David Dungay Jnr, has set up a Change.org petition calling for charges to be laid in relation to his death. The death of George Floyd in America has seen a rise in awareness around the treatment of Indigenous Australians with Amnesty International Australia saying more than 400 Indigenous people have died in police custody since …

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We have not learned the lessons of the lonely death of Mr Jackamarra

Originally published in the West Australian, republished with permission. Photo caption: Mr Jackamarra’s family: Shaquille Jackamarra , Zarack Teh, Georgette Jackamarra, Lorraine Dodd and Phyllis Teh. Credit: unknown/Nicole Tooby OPINION | Nicole Tooby The police killing of George Floyd in the US has sparked renewed calls and demonstrations in Australia to address Aboriginal deaths in custody. My thoughts have been with the …

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NJP increasing capacity for First Nations communities to seek justice

The National Justice Project has welcomed two new Indigenous trainee lawyers as they continue to expand capacity for First Nations communities to seek justice. The two new Indigenous trainee lawyers – Lauren Davies and Megan Krakouer – have recently commenced their 12-month traineeship with NJP. The NJP’s latest recruits have been appointed for one year as part of the NJP First …

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Solidarity rally permit debate

George Newhouse speaks to ABC News 24 regarding the confusion caused by the NSW Supreme Court Decision not to grant a permit for the Solidarity Rally in Sydney on 6 June 2020.

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‘It does happen here’: Calls to address police brutality in Australia

The family of an Aboriginal man who died in custody says protests against police brutality in the US should be a wake-up call about the plight of Indigenous Australians in the justice system. Justice advocates in Australia, including the National Justice Project’s George Newhouse have drawn parallels between the death of George Floyd and the case of David Dungay jnr, …