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"I don't trust the Queensland Police": Mr George's family seeks closure amid ongoing inquest
In the aftermath of Mr George's tragic death in a Kowanyama police cell, recent conversations with a family member highlights th...
Joseph Guenzler 20 Feb 2024
Six years after Aboriginal man's "avoidable" death in custody, hanging points remain in prison
A coronial inquest heard on Thursday that vulnerable people are still being held in cells with hanging points in a New South Wal...
Giovanni Torre 1 Feb 2024
Legal groups demand greater transparency as data shows Indigenous deaths in custody on the rise
The following article contains the name of people who have died Legal groups have sounded the alarm over the latest figures sho...
Dechlan Brennan 30 Jan 2024
Community marks anniversary of David Dungay Jr's death in custody with stand for justice
Dunghutti Elder Leetona Dungay led a rally and vigil outside Long Bay Gaol Friday to mark the eight anniversary of the death i...
Giovanni Torre 29 Dec 2023
Cleveland Dodd's family speaks out on the eve of his funeral
Indigenous teenager Cleveland Dodd, who died in custody in Western Australia's notorious Unit 18, will be laid to rest in Meekat...
Giovanni Torre 30 Nov 2023
Family calls for Aboriginal health workers in prison system "day and night" after death in custody

The mother-in-law of Wayne Ugle, the young Noongar father who died in custody on 6 November, has called for Aboriginal health workers to be based in the prison system "day and nigh...

Giovanni Torre Nov 16, 2023
WA Police took six hours to advise family of Indigenous man's death in custody

Questions in Western Australian parliament have revealed WA Police took almost six hours to inform the family of Noongar man Wayne Ugle that he had died in custody.Mr Ugle, a 41-ye...

Giovanni Torre Nov 16, 2023
Guards watching movies when Aboriginal teen self-harmed in custody

Prison staff were watching movies and a senior officer was partially undressed and relaxing in his office when an Indigenous teenager fatally self-harmed in youth detention. Offic...

Aaron Bunch Nov 10, 2023
Walker family outrage as Zachary Rolfe delays inquest

The family of Indigenous teenager Kumanjayi Walker are frustrated and angry after the inquest into his death is further delayed due to a late submission by former constable Zachary...

Neve Brissenden Oct 18, 2023
Rallies nationwide call for end to deaths in custody

Thousands rallied across the nation on Saturday calling for an end to deaths in custody and the full implementation of all of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Abori...

Giovanni Torre Oct 7, 2023
Nationwide protests to stop Black Deaths in Custody - this Saturday

Saturday, 7 October, will be a national day of action to end deaths in custody. First Nations activists and supporters will host rallies across the continent in Naarm/Melbourne, Bo...

Giovanni Torre Oct 6, 2023
Inadequate supervision and shortage of safe cells factors in death in custody of Mr Blanket, Coroner finds

Warning: this article contains reference to suicide, self harm and the name of a person who has died.Inadequate supervision and a shortage of safe cells at Acacia prison were facto...

Giovanni Torre Sep 4, 2023
WA Coroner finds culturally safe care in prison "may well have" saved young Indigenous man's life

A Western Australian coroner has accepted expert opinion that the life of Stanley Inman Jnr, a Noongar and Wirlomin man who died in Acacia Prison at nineteen years of age, could ha...

Giovanni Torre Aug 2, 2023
Outcry as Victorian Bail reforms likely to be delayed for 12 months

Warning to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers: This story contains images and references to a deceased person. Aboriginal, law and human rights advocates have condemned...

Dechlan Brennan Jul 31, 2023
Young Aboriginal man dies in custody in Western Australia

A prisoner from West Kimberley Regional Prison, near Derby, has died in a Perth hospital.The 34-year-old Aboriginal man collapsed during recreation activity at the prison on Saturd...

Giovanni Torre Jul 26, 2023
"They shot my son" - Family left grieving after fatal police shooting of young Indigenous man in Brisbane

More details have emerged from the fatal police shooting of a young Indigenous man in Brisbane's North on Sunday. The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon around 2:15 pm on Days...

Joseph Guenzler May 22, 2023
NT Aboriginal Justice Agreement director shines light on systemic racism at inquest into killing of Kumanaji Walker

Leanne Liddle, director of the Northern Territory’s Aboriginal Justice Unit, has spoken at the coronial inquest into the death of Kumanjayi Walker, the Yuendumu teenager shot and k...

Giovanni Torre Mar 6, 2023
Tactics used to arrest Kumanjayi Walker were unsound and unsafe, senior cop tells inquest

A senior officer has rebuked a special police unit for deviating from a detailed plan to detain Indigenous teenager Kumanjayi Walker, who was fatally shot during a bungled arrest.N...

Annette Lin (AAP) Mar 1, 2023
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