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Justice for David Dungay Jr

WARNING THIS ARTICLE REFERS TO THE DEATH OF AN INDIGENOUS MAN. 4 August 2020 – M.Deserio Over 95,000 signatures have been delivered to Parliament seeking justice for Dunghatti Warrior, David Dungay junior, who died, needlessly in custody. While the focus of ‘Black Lives Matter’ recently dominated US headlines, Australia has its very own story of a man who told his …

The NJP releases investigative journal: ‘Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and COVID-19’

4 August 2020 Australia has enjoyed relative early success in its containment of the COVID-19 outbreak, even noting recent spikes in VIC, however, experts warn that we are merely months into what is realistically going to be a year or years-long crisis. Our detention centres experience continued exposure from staff and lack any feasible social distancing measures, allowing the distinct …

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Firearms rules for prison guards must be curbed, says NJP lawyer

NJP’s George Newhouse has spoken to the Sydney Morning Herald about the new for firearm reforms. He has called for limits on the use of firearms by prison officers after the fatal shooting of Aboriginal prison escapee Dwayne Johnston last year. Newhouse said it was absurd that it appeared to be easier to legally justify the killing of an escapee …

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Melbourne Law School BLM webinar features BNJP

For those who may have missed it – here’s a link to the Melbourne Law School #BLM webinar that NJP Exec Director George Newhouse spoke at last week alongside the fantastic Larissa Behrendt, Amy McQuire, Alison Whittaker, Eddie Cubillo and Amanda Porter.

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This is one of the saddest cases that the NJP has ever been involved in.

All Australians should be disgusted at the way that WA Police treated a DV survivor, Tamica Mullaley, and her baby. Proof black lives don’t matter in WA #BlackLivesMatter WARNING: Disturbing and traumatic content. Read Mother of murdered baby pleads for inquest to consider actions of Western Australia police by Lorena Allam in The Guardian here.

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What will it take to eradicate deaths in custody?

National Justice Project Founder George Newhouse’s latest opinion piece for Living Black. Australia is not one country. It’s two. We are split along racial lines as surely as South Africa was during the era of apartheid. It may sound like hyperbole but it is a fact. In 2018, an Australia-first report card on levels of institutional racism in Queensland’s health …

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NJP an ALA Award finalist

We’re excited to announce that the NJP has just been announced as a finalist in the Australian Law Awards for Pro Bono Program of the Year. Now in its 20th year, the Australian Law Awards, run in partnership with Principal Partner UNSW Law, bestows the industry’s most prestigious accolades recognising excellence across the entire legal industry. The awards celebrate the …

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Second Indigenous death in custody in July

A 19-year-old man is the second Indigenous death in custody in a month at Western Australia’s Acacia prison. He died in hospital on Monday after being found unresponsive in his unit at the privately-run prison on Saturday. Read the full SBS report on NITV here.

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Black Lives Matter Protests Continue Around Australia

14 July 2020 By Shaye Windsor, Volunteer Journalist Last weekend Black Lives Matter demonstrations continued across Australia with one clear message – the fight for justice is only just getting started. In Brisbane the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance appealed for national drive to continue. Brisbane’s* event came after protesters marched in Kempsey, the hometown of Dunghutti man David Dungay …