Indigenous incarceration

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Indigenous prisoner used pencil sharpener and tweezers on ingrown toenail after healthcare delay
Victorian ombudsman’s report says prison system is failing to meet needs of Aboriginal people, which is ‘wrong and discriminatory’

Adeshola Ore

06, Mar, 2024 @12:42 AM

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Advocates call for national ban on spit hoods after NSW becomes second state to outlaw their use
Legislation banning the use of the devices, which have been linked to deaths in custody, passes in NSW with cross-party support

Jordyn Beazley

09, Feb, 2024 @6:58 AM

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Pasquale Giorgio asked for help while sleeping rough in Surfers Paradise. The next day he died in a police van
A lack of available housing combined with a gap between policing and the health system can have fatal consequences, experts say

Christopher Knaus Chief investigations correspondent

06, Feb, 2024 @2:09 PM

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Roger Davies died with nine broken ribs. Police deemed his death non-suspicious and sent him to a pauper’s grave
Exclusive: The 42-year-old army veteran’s treatment – in life and death – lays bare the shocking indifference driving Australia’s homelessness life expectancy crisis

Christopher Knaus Chief investigations correspondent

04, Feb, 2024 @3:00 PM

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No plan for nuclear waste despite Aukus submarine deal, Senate hears – as it happened
Australia is planning to obtain nuclear-powered submarines, but has nowhere to dispose of radioactive waste

Caitlin Cassidy and Rafqa Touma (earlier)

26, Oct, 2023 @9:06 AM

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Indigenous boy, 16, dies a week after being found unresponsive in WA’s Casuarina prison
Cleveland Dodd died at Perth’s Sir Charles Gairdner hospital shortly after 10pm on Thursday

Sarah Collard

20, Oct, 2023 @12:28 AM

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‘Inhumane’ spit hoods still in widespread use across Queensland, despite royal commission recommendations
Inquest into the death of Selesa Tafaifa, who died in prison in 2021 with a spit hood over her head, will resume in Brisbane on Tuesday

Eden Gillespie and Andrew Messenger

16, Oct, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Myth, politics and murder: why the voice battle in Tasmania is different
A bloody colonial past and Liberal support for a yes vote inform the debate in the only state where the campaign in favour has recently remained ahead

Cait Kelly

29, Sep, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Second academic quits Queensland police First Nations advisory panel, saying force doesn’t want to change
Exclusive: Marlene Longbottom says police are ‘comfortable with the status quo’ and unwilling to confront real problems in the ranks

Ben Smee

13, Sep, 2023 @3:00 PM

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NT ordered to pay $1m in damages to youths teargassed in 2014 Don Dale disturbance
Justice rules use of gas was unlawful and says there was ‘high-handedness or disparaging comments’ by officers towards Indigenous detainees

Nino Bucci Justice and courts reporter

06, Sep, 2023 @8:12 AM

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Veronica Nelson’s family urges Victorian government to hear ‘cries for help’ and go further with bail reforms
Exclusive: MPs urged to implement Poccum’s law, named in honour of First Nations woman who died in a cell while on remand

Benita Kolovos

28, Aug, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Family of Aboriginal man TJ Denniss say lack of mental health support contributed to death in custody
The Wiradjuri man was held in prolonged solitary confinement and moved from prison to prison, lawyer says

Sarah Collard

14, Aug, 2023 @9:18 AM

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