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Cognitive bias played role in misdiagnosis of Aboriginal man, inquest hears
An emergency doctor has told an inquest “cognitive bias” played a role when he incorrectly diagnosed an Aboriginal man with a dr...
Dechlan Brennan 27 Feb 2024
NT Police Commissioner says racism claims will be investigated
The Northern Territory Police Commissioner says there will be an investigation into claims of widespread racism in the force aft...
Dechlan Brennan 27 Feb 2024
Inquest evidence traumatic for victim's family
Listening to the evidence of former Northern Territory Police constable Zachary Rolfe has been devastating and traumatic for t...
Rudi Maxwell 27 Feb 2024
Zachary Rolfe's text messages under the spotlight
Former Northern Territory Police constable Zachary Rolfe will continue giving evidence into the death of a teenager he shot dead...
Neve Brissenden 27 Feb 2024
Parole made central to inquest of Indigenous mother-of-three's death in custody
An inquest into the death of an Indigenous mother-of-three who died in police custody in 2021 will examine prison healthcare and...
Jarred Cross 26 Feb 2024
NT cop who shot Indigenous man lied on Police application

A police officer who shot dead Indigenous teenager Kumanjayi Walker lied on his police application about his drug use and criminal history, a coronial inquest has heard. Former No...

Neve Brissenden Feb 26, 2024
Inquest into death of Indigenous man begins in Dubbo

An Indigenous man who died less than 24 hours after being discharged from Dubbo hospital was wrongly diagnosed with a drug-induced syndrome to help explain his “ten out of ten” pai...

Dechlan Brennan Feb 26, 2024
Zachary Rolfe to give final evidence in Walker inquest

A police officer who shot Indigenous teenager Kumanjayi Walker dead will take the stand at an inquest into the death four years after the incident unfolded in a remote Northern T...

Neve Brissenden Feb 26, 2024
Man involved in Old Parliament House fire avoids prison

A man involved in a blaze at Old Parliament House that caused millions of dollars in damage has been sentenced to an 18-month suspended prison sentence but a longer than usual good...

Experts say MP's approach to NT youth crime is not evidence-based

Experts have criticised calls from Labor MP Marion Scrymgour for the NT to show “tough love” to juvenile offenders, arguing her stance is at odds with the evidence on what works....

Dechlan Brennan Feb 23, 2024
Two drug deaths, including that of an Indigenous man, spark call for change

Two tragic drug-related deaths have led to recommendations police and parole officers be given better medical, first aid and mental health training. The recommendations by a NSW c...

Miklos Bolza Feb 23, 2024
Rolfe's leader 'unaware of excessive force complaints', inquest told

The officer in charge of a constable who shot dead an Indigenous teenager has told an inquest he was unaware of complaints about Zachary Rolfe's use of excessive force or his decli...

Neve Brissenden Feb 22, 2024
Marion Scrymgour: youth laws aren't working in the NT

Indigenous MP Marion Scrymgour has argued children who commit crimes need to be treated with “tough love", arguing raising the age of criminal responsibility in the NT was failing,...

Dechlan Brennan Feb 22, 2024
Rolfe to testify at 'overdue' Kumanjayi Walker inquest

The inquest into Indigenous teenager Kumanjayi Walker's death will resume with the police officer who shot him unable to legally dodge being questioned about his conduct. But form...

Neve Brissenden Feb 22, 2024
Program for young First Nations offenders expanded

A program that tries to break the cycle for Indigenous juvenile offenders by sending them to regional areas rather than detention centres will be expanded. The on-country initiati...

Fraser Barton Feb 21, 2024
Cop charged over death of Dunghutti teenager Jai Wright

The family and lawyers of Dunghutti teenager Jai Kalani Wright have welcomed a decision to charge the police officer whose car collided with Jai while he rode a trail bike on 19 Fe...

Giovanni Torre Feb 20, 2024
'Failing Aboriginal Children' : Experts blast WA Minister for comments on judiciary

WA’s Corrective Services Minister has been condemned by legal professionals for comments criticising judges and magistrates over their sentencing of juvenile offenders.  Paul Papa...

Dechlan Brennan Feb 16, 2024
Partner sues prisons over Indigenous inmate's death

A woman is suing the NSW prison system and inmate healthcare service over the death in custody of her partner after a coroner found the emergency response to his asthma attack was...

Duncan Murray Feb 15, 2024
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