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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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Judge Says Peter Dutton Could Go To Jail If He Defies Orders in Immigration Case

Australia’s home affairs minister has failed to comply with an order to make a decision on whether to grant an Iranian man a protection visa. Read more details in Ben Butler’s report in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jun/17/judge-says-peter-dutton-could-go-to-jail-if-he-defies-orders-in-immigration-case?fbclid=IwAR30G6KUH_nS7gkISuDI-BxitQkMBgBm7UsS3AOgIOFnxA6hz0DH9sxeXvM

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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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NSW police officer in viral Indigenous teen arrest video should be charged, family says

A video of the 16-year-old being arrested in a Surry Hills park on Monday afternoon has been widely circulated on social media. NJP’s George Newhouse discusses the case with ABC News. Follow the story here. PHOTO: The boys family and other representatives take a knee at the press conference. SOURCE: ABC News: Mark Reddie https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-03/nsw-police-officer-in-indigenous-arrest-video-family-speaks/12316226

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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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George Newhouse discusses Kids off Nauru on ABC News 24

Lawyers for most of the children who have been evacuated from Nauru over the past 18 months have welcomed the statement by the government that they plan to relocate all remaining refugee children on Nauru to Australia by the end of the year. But even that may be too long for some of the children that we are working for. …