Protest over black deaths in custody

Victoria moves to overhaul investigation process of deaths in custody

The Victorian Coroners Court has announced it will fast-track investigations into Indigenous deaths in custody as part of an  overhaul. The changes announced include: the coroners will immediately attend the scene of an Indigenous death in custody; a specialist Koori court […]

Queensland prisoners granted the right to vote in State elections

Queensland inmates granted the right to vote in State elections

History will be made in October when thousands of prisoners at correctional centres across Queensland will be given the right to vote at the upcoming state election. In January, the Queensland Government passed laws lifting the incredibly restrictive prisoner voting […]

Talking with T – A podcast on Blackness

Talking with T – A podcast on Blackness Civil liberties and First Nations advocate Taylah Gray has just launched a podcast entitled “Talking with T“. The Wiradjuri woman and final year law student was at the centre of the #blacklivesmatter […]

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Indigenous woman found dead in Brisbane watch house

Indigenous woman found dead in Brisbane watch house An Indigenous woman has been found deceased in her cell in a Brisbane watch house this morning. The 48-year-old woman was remanded in custody since Monday. She was appearing before the Magistrates […]

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Calls for an end to solitary confinement for at-risk prisoners

Calls to end isolation for at-risk prisoners University of Queensland law professor Tamara Walsh is heading the push to end solitary confinement for vulnerable prisoners. Professor Walsh told the ABC the research was the most harrowing she had done. “I […]

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Push for Youth Koori Court in Lismore

A petition has been created to push for a Youth Koori Court to be established in Lismore. “The Northern Rivers and North Coast of NSW have a disproportionate number of Indigenous youth in contact with the criminal justice system,” the […]

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No Charges for Police Officers Involved in Death of Tanya Day

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that the following article contains images of deceased persons. Victoria Police told The Age that it will not be proceeding with criminal charges against police officers involved in the death of […]

Coroner’s report of Tane Chatfield case Slams NSW System

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that the following article contain images of deceased persons. Coroner Harriet Grahame has stated that deaths of young men like Tane Chatfield won’t be reduced unless Australia addresses the “grossly disproportionate” […]

Should Australia Introduce a Charter of Rights?

Australia’s Constitution as it stands protects only a limited number of rights. Most of them have been read as ‘implied rights’ by the High Court. Australians can find their human rights that are protected in the Constitution, in common law, […]