The jury has been dismissed after a three-week trial of a New South Wales prison officer accused of murdering Wiradjuri man Dwayne Johnstone. Rachel Evans reports.
Aboriginal death in custody
The family of Kumanjayi Walker and Yuendumu Elders have condemned the not guilty verdict, handed down by the jury, in the murder trial of police officer Zachary Rolfe. Kerry Smith reports.
The acquittal of the police officer who shot JC is being questioned not only by many First Nations people, but many others as well, writes Joyce Capewell.
Four years after the death in custody of Wiradjuri, Kookatha and Wirangu father-of-one Wayne “Fella” Morrison, the SA Ombudsman has asked corrective services to apologise to his family, writes Rachel Evans.
The family of Tane Chatfield have rejected the coroner’s finding that the Gamilaraay, Gumbaynggirr and Wakka Wakka man died of self-inflicted injuries, reports Rachel Evans.
As Australia and the world took to the streets in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests in the United States, prisoners at the Bandyup Women’s Prison saw a Yamatji woman prisoner slammed to the ground by prison guards, writes Deborah Green.
The investigation into the death of 36-year-old Wiradjuri woman Rebecca Maher concluded that the police were at fault, but stopped short of sentencing those responsible.