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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 …

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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 …