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Today the Western Australian Coroner conducting the inquest into Ms Dhu’s death in custody reserved the decision to publicly release harrowing footage of Ms Dhu’s death. The Coroner will deliver the decision at a date in the future.

Carol and Della Roe, grandmother and mother of Ms Dhu, who are represented by the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia, said that they want the world to see the footage.

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Australia’s youth justice practices breach international human rights law, Amnesty International and the Human Rights Law Centre told the United Nations in a statement read before the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

 
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25 Years … and Counting: The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

25 Years … and Counting: The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

15 September 2016

It’s 25 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody handed down its final report. One of the key findings, was that a reduction in rates of imprisonment would mean a reduction in risk of deaths in custody. But Indigenous people have doubled as a proportion of the prison population.

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