Custody Deaths

07 December 2020

Custody Deaths

I remain concerned about deaths in custody and have submitted question to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services: > HERE and to the Minister for Counter Terrorism and Corrections: > HERE for urgent action. The Walama Court offers a culturally appropriate process that could prevent such high rates of incarceration and divert Indigenous people from prison. I’ve asked the Attorney General to introduce a Walama Court in NSW: > HERE.

There is increasing awareness and concern about the need for reform after numerous reviews and recommendations, with another NSW Parliament Inquiry underway now: > HERE. The National Justice Campaign work to identify and fix systemic injustice, abuse and discrimination: > HERE. I’ve supported the open letter calling for a full investigation into the death of David Dungay Jr while in prison: > HERE

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