Indigenous incarceration

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From lock-up to sobering up: Victoria grapples with public drunkenness reform
Andrews government has delayed reform amid need to find compromise between police and Indigenous advocacy groups

Adeshola Ore

14, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Veronica Nelson inquest: nurse and doctor give contradictory evidence on prison medical assessment
Doctor calls nurse who conducted initial assessment a liar after she told inquest she suggested Nelson be taken to hospital

Calla Wahlquist

06, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Police errors, no legal representation and strict bail laws: why was Veronica Nelson behind bars when she died?
Inquest into Aboriginal woman’s death in custody is also examining the affects of Victoria’s punitive bail laws

Calla Wahlquist

30, Apr, 2022 @8:00 PM

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WA coroner says police failed to monitor breathing of Aboriginal woman pinned to the ground
It was ‘incomprehensible’ that a police internal investigation into Cherdeena Wynne’s restraint found it was in line with policy and procedures, coroner finds

Calla Wahlquist

27, Apr, 2022 @6:44 AM

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Veronica Nelson made repeated calls for help before her death in custody, inquest hears
Melbourne coroner’s court hears audio of the 37-year-old Yorta Yorta woman screaming in pain in her prison cell

Calla Wahlquist

26, Apr, 2022 @9:11 AM

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Inquest into Aboriginal woman’s death in custody to examine healthcare in Victoria’s prisons
Earlier directions hearing was told Veronica Nelson cried for help several times in the hours before her death

Adeshola Ore

25, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Decriminalisation of public drunkenness delayed by Victorian government
Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service ‘disappointed’ that official repeal will not occur in November

Adeshola Ore

22, Apr, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Senators allege they were ‘treated with contempt’ when police called to remove them from WA prison
Dorinda Cox and Lidia Thorpe were visiting Hakea prison to discuss a death in custody when they claim meeting with superintendent was suddenly cancelled

Lorena Allam

07, Apr, 2022 @6:55 AM

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NSW policeman touched Aboriginal boy’s nipple while laughing with officers, watchdog finds
Law Enforcement Conduct Commission recommends officer be demoted, but Aboriginal Legal Service calls for him to be fired and charged with assault

Nino Bucci

05, Apr, 2022 @10:29 PM

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Half of Australia’s youth detainees are Indigenous children, research finds
Young First Nations people are 5.8% of population aged 10-17 but make up 49% of all youth in detention, report says

Lorena Allam Indigenous affairs editor

01, Apr, 2022 @2:58 AM

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Police interactions with Aboriginal people are scarred by Australia’s violent frontier history | Paul Daley
If First Nations families fear and distrust the police, the reasons can be found in the past as well as the present

Paul Daley

18, Mar, 2022 @7:00 PM

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NT police association rejects calls for gun ban following Zachary Rolfe trial
Union president criticises rapid decision to charge officer after shooting death of Kumanjayi Walker, saying members have left the police force over it

Nino Bucci

14, Mar, 2022 @7:41 AM

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