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Former top cop to head Royal Commission into Veteran and Defence Personnel Suicides

Former Deputy Commissioner of the NSW Police Nick Kaldas will be heading the new Royal Commission into Veteran and Defence Personnel Suicides. The Prime Minister announced the role at the official launch of the commission last Thursday. A mental health epidemic for veterans Between 2001 and 2017, one Australian veteran died by suicide every two …

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Family of Aboriginal man who died in custody was prevented from visiting him because of COVID-19

Frank “Gud” Coleman was found unresponsive in his cell on the morning of last Thursday 8 July in Long Bay Jail. The 43-year-old Aboriginal man hadn’t seen his family in 18 months due to restrictions on in-person visits. The Ngemba man was healthy, according to family, which has set off alarm bells as to the …

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Family of Aboriginal man who died in custody was prevented from visiting him for 18 MONTHS because of COVID-19

Threat of cruelty and violence against disability resident not investigated for three years

A South Australian family, represented by O’Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors, has told the Disability Royal Commission of a threatening letter received by a disability client. The anonymous letter warned that their nephew, the client, would be “abused with cruelty, violence, regularly and repeatedly” and might be poisoned or drowned at this accommodation. Disability Royal …

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Threat of cruelty and violence against disability resident not investigated for three years

Disabled woman given eviction notice as sister was a “reputational risk”

A disability service provider tried to evict a client because their sister, who made several complaints, risked damaging the reputation of the organisation. The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability heard that the Sunnyfield Disability Services chief executive Caroline Cuddihy tried to evict the client to protect the company’s …

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Disabled woman given eviction notice as sister was a reputational risk

Government announces Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that the Government will be recommending that the Governor-General establish a Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide. The Royal Commission is set to examine the systemic issues within the force that contribute to the high number of suicides from past or current serving members. Between 2001 and 2017, …

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Government announces Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide

Self-determination is the unfinished business from the Royal Commission according to State Coroner

NSW State Coroner Teresa O’Sullivan has called self-determination of First Nations people the “unfinished business” from the Royal Commission. The top coroner has released a call to action ahead of the 30th Anniversary of the final report into the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Ms O’Sullivan stated that First Nations people continue to …

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Deaths in Custody rally marks 30 years since Royal Commission

This Saturday 10 April is a National Day of Action against black deaths in custody. WHEN: Saturday 10 April at 1pm WHERE: Sydney Town Hall WHAT: Protest and March It marks 30 years since the release of Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. It also showcases the lack of progress …

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STOP ABORIGINAL DEAHTS IN CUSTODY

First Nations people and the criminal justice system – a tiring story of discrimination

First Nations people are more likely to be refused bail, more likely to get jail sentences and are grossly over-represented in the prison population. First Nations kids are also grossly over-represented in juvenile detention centres and are unfairly targeted in programs such as the Suspect Target Management Program. And yet, the Northern Territory Government, the …

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First Nations people and the criminal justice system - a tiring story of discrimination

Barkindji man dead after police pursuit; fourth death in custody in one month

Barkindji man Anzac Sullivan has died after being pursued by police in Broken Hill on Thursday 18 March. Anzac is the fourth Indigenous death in custody in less than a month, and the third in the state of NSW alone. NSW Police have stated that a critical incident investigation has been launched following the 37-year-old’s …

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Barkindji man dead after police pursuit; fourth death in custody in one month

Disability Royal Commission looks into criminal justice system

Advocates for a First Nations man with cognitive disability detained for 14 years say they will renew his case for justice in the United Nations. Winmartie’s* two guardians both gave evidence to the Disability Royal Commission examining the interactions of people with a cognitive disability and the criminal justice system. Winmartie has been in detention …

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