08 June 2020
The Surry Hills Police Commander promised me that there will be a full investigation into the unacceptable force towards an Indigenous teenager shown in a disturbing video. Clearly we still have a long way to go before closing the gap in justice. A number of people contacted me about this distressing incident after the video was shared online and I am committed to continuing action in Parliament and this week lodged questions to ensure changes across police culture: HERE.
There is rightly significant community distress about racist police practices in the USA and the nationwide protests there. We must also address our own history of racism in our institutions and ourselves: HERE. Learn about Aboriginal deaths in custody: HERE