At least 470 First Nations peoples have died in custody, including five in the past few weeks, since the Royal Commission into Black Deaths in Custody handed down its 339 recommendations on April 15, 1991.
Black Lives Matter protests were organised in Melbourne, Sydney, Alice Springs and Lismore on April 10, to demand that the grieving families receive justice.
There have been no convictions handed down over these deaths, and only one officer has been charged with murder, Constable Zachary Rolfe, who was charged with the murder of Kumanjayi Walker in November.
The Melbourne protest mobilised more than 6000 people who marched from State Parliament to the Flinders Street intersection, reports Chloe de Silva.
Alex Bainbridge reports that the rally in Meanjin/Brisbane was passionate and youthful.
The Sydney protest, which was organised by FISTT, Students against Racism, Justice for David Dungay Jr, Indigenous Social Justice Association and Australian Student Environment Network, drew at least 3000 people reports Peter Boyle.