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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 …

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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 …

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Disrupting power imbalances: Ariane Dozer

A day in the life of Ariane Dozer sounds truly hectic. “No two days are the same,” she laughs. “I’m juggling lots of different moving parts! My day might include meeting with partners to collaborate with on projects; drafting or reviewing content or submissions or other policy work; and there might be some legal work thrown in there. I might …

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Tackling racial discrimination in our legal system with Deadly Connections

National Justice Project is partnering with Deadly Connections to create the Bugmy Justice Project. This innovative initiative seeks to amplify the voices and experiences of First Nations people and their community in the courtroom and tackle the deadly probem of over incarceration. We spoke to Sambavi Seermaran, a full-time solicitor working across the two organisations to lead the project.

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Former police watchdog commissioner says officer may have acted unlawfully during teenager’s arrest

A former commissioner of the New South Wales Police watchdog believes a police officer captured on camera sweeping the legs out from a 16-year-old Indigenous boy may have acted unlawfully. NJP’s George Newhouse discusses the case with ABC News and his role representing the family of the teenager. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-03/pressure-builds-over-police-handling-of-indigenous-boys-arrest/12317868

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Quoting a meme, Scott Morrison says US violence will not bring about change

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has referred to a meme to denounce violent protests in the United States prompted by the shocking death of an African-American man. In the SBS News coverage, NJP’s George Newhouse compares the case of David Dungay Junior, who died in custody while being pinned down by five police officers, with Mr Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. Read more via …

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These Two Podcasts about the work of the NJP are worth listening to

If you want to understand the tragedy unfolding on Nauru & the behind the scenes work of the lawyers and social workers getting sick kids off Nauru you might like to listen to these two podcasts. Breaking point: Australia under pressure to evacuate sick children from Nauru – Part 1 https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/backgroundbriefing/australia-under-pressure-to-fix-nauru-v2/10429782  Breaking point: Australia under pressure to evacuate sick children …