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Family of Indigenous man who died in custody fronts NSW inquiry into coroner’s court process – ABC News

The mother of David Dungay Jr, who died in a prison hospital after being restrained face down five years ago, says any changes to the coronial investigation process…



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Some of the country’s top Indigenous lawyers are calling for major reforms to state coronial investigation processes to help grieving families who are “losing faith” in the system.
Key points:

  • The inquiry heard that Indigenous imprisonment rates are higher than ever
  • The inquiry is one Australia’s first major examinations of Indigenous imprisonment rates after global Black Lives Matter rallies
  • Among the submissions was a call for a new First Nations investigative body

Lawyers, advocates and Aboriginal…

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