Background to Aboriginal imprisonment and Deaths in Custody

Last updated: 14 May 2014

Contents:

* National day of action for Rex Bellotti Jr (Thu 18 September 2014)
* About Justice Reinvestment
* WGAR Compilations (Last updated: 14 May 2014)
* National Day of Action to Stop Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (25-29 September 2013)

* NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR REX BELLOTTI JR (THU 18 SEPTEMBER 2014)

- Analysis / Opinion

The Stringer: National day of action for Rex Bellotti Jr
http://thestringer.com.au/national-day-of-action-for-rex-bellotti-jr/
10 May 14: "More than five years have passed since Rex Bellotti Jr was struck down by a police vehicle, leaving him with horrific injuries and a ruined life. There has been no expediting of compensation just one delay after another. ... A day of action - rallies and marches - for Rex Jr will be held around the nation on Thursday, September 18. Western Australia’s Human Rights Alliance and the Ray Jackson led, French Government human rights award Sydney-based Indigenous Social Justice Association are coordinating it, but every capital city has jumped on board for marches and rallies that promise to highlight Rex Jr’s plight ... " By Gerry Georgatos, a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner, a multi-award winning investigative journalist

* ABOUT JUSTICE REINVESTMENT

The Justice Reinvestment Campaign for Aboriginal Young People
http://justicereinvestmentnow.net.au/
"Our message is simple:
Justice reinvestment is about taking taxpayers dollars out of prisons and putting them back into communities. When implemented, justice reinvestment programs benefit entire communities, not just Aboriginal young people."

Deaths In Custody Watch Commitee WA: Build Communities Not Prisons Campaign
http://www.deathsincustody.org.au/campaigns

Australian Human Rights Commission: Justice Reinvestment: a new solution to the problem of Indigenous over-representation in the criminal justice system
http://humanrights.gov.au/about/media/speeches/social_justice/2010/20100...

SBS Living Black Radio: Youth Initiatives for Justice Reinvestment [Featuring Kaleesha Morris]
http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/aboriginal/highlight/page/id/312498/t...

Greens Senator Penny Wright: Justice Reinvestment - a pathway to safer, stronger communities
http://penny-wright.greensmps.org.au/campaigns/justice-reinvestment

Smart Justice Australia: Justice reinvestment: investing in communities not prisons
http://www.smartjustice.org.au/cb_pages/justice_reinvestment.php

Rollback the Intervention: Deaths in Custody
http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/deaths-in-custody/

* WGAR COMPILATIONS (LAST UPDATED 14 MAY 2014)

WGAR News: CAALAS: Driving people into poverty and prison: harsh new approach to fines and traffic offending (14 May 14)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2014/05/13/wgar-news-is-australia-creating-anoth...

WGAR News: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: National day of action for Rex Bellotti Jr (14 May 14)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2014/05/13/wgar-news-is-australia-creating-anoth...

WGAR News: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Hunyor criticises Northern Territory's involuntary treatment policies (14 May 14)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2014/05/13/wgar-news-is-australia-creating-anoth...

WGAR News: Police Checks Targeting Aboriginal People In The NT: Max Chalmers & Frances Mao, New Matilda (30 Apr 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/04/29/wgar-news-police-checks-targeting-abo...
"Contents: ...
* Max Chalmers and Frances Mao, New Matilda: Police Checks Targeting Aboriginal People In The NT
* Marni Cordell and Lucy Watson, New Matilda: Locked Up Without Legal Representation
* Background to the NT Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill
* Max Chalmers and Frances Mao, New Matilda: Why Are There Police Outside NT Bottle Shops?
* Wendy Bacon and Marni Cordell, New Matilda: Tough on crime? An NM special investigation
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Prisoners come out worse than what they went in
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Eddie Murray to be remembered 33 years later, nationally
* ABC News: Legal Aid offices in WA may close due to budget pressures
* Background to Justice Reinvestment, Aboriginal imprisonment and Aboriginal Deaths in Custody"

WGAR News: Marc Tong, SBS World News Radio: High rate of Indigenous youths under supervision (27 Apr 14)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2014/04/26/wgar-news-new-test-for-depression-in-...

WGAR News: Barriers to justice system faced by Indigenous Aussies revealed in report: SBS (10 Apr 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/04/09/wgar-news-barriers-to-justice-system-...
"Contents:
* Joline Samawi, The Wire: Report reveals barries of access to law for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people [Featuring Dr. Warren Mundy]
* SBS: Barriers to justice system faced by Indigenous Aussies revealed in report
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Rosie Anne Fulton still languishing in prison - Government without moral compass
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Youth Justice Board will not succeed
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Mandatory Sentencing
* Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers, Mondaq: Mandatory sentencing and indigenous Australians
* Ross Gittins, Canberra Times: New ways needed to arrest indigenous imprisonment rates
* Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (ALSWA): Law Matters Programs [Featuring Professor Ted Wilkes, Professor Fiona Stanley, Dennis Eggington & Peter Collins]
* Background to Justice Reinvestment, Aboriginal imprisonment and Aboriginal Deaths in Custody ... "

WGAR News: NT plans to punish heavy drinkers during pregnancy: ABC The World Today (27 Mar 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/03/25/wgar-news-nt-plans-to-punish-heavy-dr...
"Contents:
* Mikaela Simpson, The Wire: A new way of tackling Aboriginal incarceration [Featuring Les Malezer & Dr Peter Lewis]
* SNAICC News: Congress adds its voice to growing calls for justice targets
* ABC The World Today: NT plans to punish heavy drinkers during pregnancy
* ABC Lateline: N.T. alcohol experts oppose criminalisation of pregnant drinkers
* Christina Franks, Mumsnet Talk: Guest post: If drinking in pregnancy becomes a crime, women's bodies will no longer be their own
* ABC News: Doctor advocates call for greater support for pregnant women
* ABC News: Drinking alcohol during pregnancy targeted as NT Government considers rights of unborn child
* Eduardo Jordan, The Wire: Exploring effects of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
* Marg Gleeson, Green Left: Calls for police to be charged over Qld taser attack
* Background to Justice Reinvestment, Aboriginal imprisonment and Aboriginal Deaths in Custody"

WGAR News: Intellectually Impaired Aboriginal Peoples vs. the Justice System: A Story of Unfair Treatment: Mikaela Simpson, CAAMA Radio (26 Mar 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/03/24/wgar-news-intellectually-impaired-abo...
"Contents:
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Call for Prime Ministerial Amnesty for 5,000 inmates
* Mikaela Simpson, CAAMA Radio: Intellectually Impaired Aboriginal Peoples vs. the Justice System: A Story of Unfair Treatment [Featuring Ian McKinley]
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Marlon Noble, Rosie Anne Fulton - but what about the others?
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Rosie Anne Fulton
* Articles and Petition about Aboriginal disabled people jailed without conviction
* Background to Justice Reinvestment, Aboriginal imprisonment and Aboriginal Deaths in Custody"

WGAR News: Good intentions aren't enough to close the gap: NATSILS (6 Mar 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/03/05/wgar-news-good-intentions-arent-enoug...
"Contents:
* Amy McQuire, Tracker: The Lost Generations
* NATSILS: Good intentions aren't enough to close the gap
* National Congress: Justice Targets: Crucial drivers of change
* ANTaR: Justice Targets are needed for action on Aboriginal Jobs and Education
* NAAJA: Australia’s prison spend is a cost we cannot sustain
* The Stringer: Gerry Georgatos speaks outside Redfern Police Station - T.J. Hickey rally 2014
* Peter Boyle, Green Left: Photos: Justice for T J Hickey 10th anniversary protest
* Kaitlyn Offer, Perth Now: District Court Chief Judge Peter Martino says mandatory sentencing fosters injustice
* Marg Gleeson, Green Left: Calls for police to be charged over Qld taser attack
* Background to Justice Reinvestment, Aboriginal imprisonment and Aboriginal Deaths in Custody"
[NATSILS: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services]
[National Congress: National Congress of Australia's First Peoples]
[NAAJA: North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency]

WGAR News: Greens Senator Rachel Siewert: Concerns continue over cuts to Aboriginal legal services [Featuring Commissioner Mick Gooda] (1 Mar 14)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2014/02/28/wgar-news-james-price-point-aborigina...

WGAR News: Good housing keeps people out of gaol: The Wire [Featuring Shane Duffy, CEO, NATSILS] (26 Feb 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/02/25/wgar-news-good-housing-keeps-people-o...
"Contents:
* Annie Hastwell, The Wire: Good housing keeps people out of gaol [Featuring Shane Duffy, CEO, NATSILS]
* Dylan Clarke, SBS Living Black Radio: Youth Initiatives for Justice Reinvestment [Featuring Kaleesha Morris]
* Deaths in Custody Watch Committee WA: Australian prisoner numbers reach 30,000 for the first time - over 27% of them are Aboriginal
* Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT): ALS calls for Justice Targets to be incorporated into Closing the Gap
* Perth Indymedia Radio Show: Qld Indigenous activist Sam Watson on a disturbing case of police brutality against Sheila Oakley
* Margaret Gleeson, Green Left: Rally for woman tasered by QLD police
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: "Where are my brother's clothes?" - Anne Murray will not give up on chasing down the police officers who killed her brother
* Tracker: Calls for permanent Hickey memorial
* Background to Justice Reinvestment, Aboriginal imprisonment and Aboriginal Deaths in Custody"
[NATSILS: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services]

WGAR News: NT juvenile detention - 98 % are Aboriginal youth: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer (19 Jan 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/01/18/wgar-news-nt-juvenile-detention-98-ar...
"Contents: ...
* Indigenous Social Justice Association (ISJA): Tenth anniversary of TJ Hickey death [14 February 2014]
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: NT juvenile detention - 98 % are Aboriginal youth
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: 10,000 move on notices
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Mother's prison funeral leave denied - to farewell 13-year-old son
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Taser police say they did nothing wrong to Kevin Spratt
* Daniel Emerson, The West Australian: Police lose Spratt charge bid
* Daniel Emerson, The West Australian: Cops' Taser use not justfied, court told
* ABC News: Two police officers who repeatedly tasered a man at the city watch house have gone on trial in Perth
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Hawke Cabinet decision on deaths in custody
* Tracker: Hawke govt launched deaths in custody inquiry
* Background to Justice Reinvestment, Aboriginal imprisonment and Aboriginal Deaths in Custody"

WGAR News: Anderson: Cuts to Aboriginal Legal Aid budget deny natural justice and rights of appeal: Sovereign Union (18 Jan 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/01/17/wgar-news-anderson-cuts-to-aboriginal...
"Contents:
* Sovereign Union: Anderson: Cuts to Aboriginal Legal Aid budget deny natural justice and rights of appeal
* Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement
* Marc Tong, SBS Living Black Radio: Fighting to Stay Afloat [Featuring Chairperson of NATSILS, Kalkadoon Wonkamudla man Shane Duffy]
* WGAR News: NATSILS Factsheet: funding cuts to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (22 December 2013)
* Tracker: Wyatt takes aim at Mundine's legal cut stance
* CAAMA Radio: Peak Aboriginal organisations challenge funding cuts to child protection [Featuring Aboriginal Peak Organisations of the Northern Territory spokesperson Jared Sharp]
* Background to Justice Reinvestment, Aboriginal imprisonment and Aboriginal Deaths in Custody ... "
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]

WGAR News: NATSILS Factsheet: funding cuts to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (22 Dec 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/12/21/wgar-news-natsils-factsheet-funding-c...
"Contents:
* NATSILS - National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services: Government to defund Aboriginal Legal Services Peak Body and all Law Reform and Policy Positions
* NATSILS Factsheet: funding cuts to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Services
* CAALAS - Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service: Cuts to Aboriginal legal aid will silence Aboriginal communities
* NACCHO political health news: Abbott Government cuts to impact on Aboriginal health
* SNAICC News: Media Release 18 December 2013 - Cuts to Aboriginal Legal Services
* ANTaR: Cuts to Aboriginal Legal Services will undermine action on Aboriginal jobs and education
* ANTaR: Take Action: Abbott Government delivers a blow to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice ... "
[NACCHO: National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation]
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]
[ANTaR: a grassroots movement of Australians in support of justice, rights and respect for Australia’s First Peoples]

WGAR News: French Government presents human rights award to Indigenous Social Justice Association (17 Dec 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/12/16/wgar-news-french-government-presents-...
"Contents:
* Indigenous Social Justice Association (ISJA) open letter: Tenth anniversary of TJ Hickey death
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: French Government presents human rights laureate to the Indigenous Social Justice Association
* YouTube: French government recognises Indigenous human rights - NITV SBS
* Deaths In Custody Watch Commitee WA: Build Communities Not Prisons Campaign
* Aboriginal Legal Service of WA: ALSWA hopes report will lead to Aboriginal people being In Safe Custody ...
* Greens Senators Rachel Siewert & Penny Wright: WA's Aboriginal youth detention rate requires urgent action ...
* Simon Lauder, ABC News: Young Indigenous Australians remain over-represented in detention: report ... "

WGAR News: Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Priscilla Collins, CEO of NAAJA, about the criminalisation of alcohol problems in the NT (30 Nov 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/11/29/wgar-news-tiga-bayles-interviews-pris...
"Contents: ...
* SBS Living Black Radio: Legal Aid Cuts Deep [Featuring Greens spokesperson for Legal Affairs Penny Wright]
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Australia, the mother of all jailers of Aboriginal people
* The Stringer: Crime and Punishment
* ABC News: Parliamentary Committee finds many police lock-ups fall short of expectations
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Police kicked boy in head to wake him
* Daniel Emerson, The West Australian: Police lockups in poor state"
[NAAJA: North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency]

WGAR News: Indigenous legal aid cuts must not go ahead: Greens Senators Rachel Siewert & Penny Wright (25 Nov 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/11/24/wgar-news-indigenous-legal-aid-cuts-m...
"Contents:
* Greens Senators Rachel Siewert & Penny Wright: Indigenous legal aid cuts must not go ahead
* Amy McQuire, Tracker: Come clean on Indigenous legal aid cuts: Greens
* Brooke Boney, NITV News: Nova Peris questions Indigenous legal aid cuts
* WGAR News: Coalition's proposed cuts 'a heartless decision' says ALSWA: Aboriginal Legal Service WA (9 Sep 13) ... "

WGAR News: Compensation calls for the family of John Pat, and other deaths in custody: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer (10 Nov 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/11/09/wgar-news-compensation-calls-for-the-...

WGAR News: NAAJA - North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency: Indigenous Legal Professional of the Year - David Woodroffe (10 Nov 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/11/09/wgar-news-compensation-calls-for-the-...

WGAR News: NAAJA - North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency: Alcohol Protection Orders: a bad law that won't work (10 Nov 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/11/09/wgar-news-compensation-calls-for-the-...

WGAR News: Antony Loewenstein: Australia’s treatment of indigenous population akin to apartheid (10 Nov 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/11/09/wgar-news-compensation-calls-for-the-...

WGAR News: Time on Country instead of in prisons: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer (30 Oct 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/29/wgar-news-time-on-country-instead-of-...

WGAR News: Sol Bellear, The Stringer: The case for Indigenous self-determination (30 Oct 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/29/wgar-news-time-on-country-instead-of-...

WGAR News: CAAMA Video: Highlights from the 8th Annual National Indigenous Legal Conference (30 Oct 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/29/wgar-news-time-on-country-instead-of-...

WGAR News: Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Deb Myers, Bill Chambers & Harry Hookey about Murru, an album in memory of the Death in Custody of Aboriginal teenager John Pat (30 Oct 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/29/wgar-news-time-on-country-instead-of-...

WGAR News: Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Marianne Mackay about First Nations rights within the WA criminal justice system (24 Oct 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/23/wgar-news-lets-talks-tiga-bayles-inte...

WGAR News: Kaitlin Morris, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: Young, Indigenous and Imprisoned, Australia's National Disgrace (24 Oct 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/23/wgar-news-lets-talks-tiga-bayles-inte...

WGAR News: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Geraldton's racial tension - "colour should not matter" (24 Oct 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/23/wgar-news-lets-talks-tiga-bayles-inte...

WGAR News: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Coroner's inquiry - "prisoners are treated like animals" (24 Oct 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/23/wgar-news-lets-talks-tiga-bayles-inte...

WGAR News: CAAMA interview with Felicity Graham from the NSW Aboriginal Legal Service about the High Court decision (9 Oct 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/08/wgar-news-caama-interviews-marianne-m...
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]

WGAR News: Indigenous imprisonment rates: Australia needs better sentencing: Louise Taylor, The Guardian [About the High Court finding] (6 Oct 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/05/wgar-news-indigenous-imprisonment-rat...

WGAR News: Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT): First time in 30 years - High Court judgement on Aboriginality in sentencing to be handed down (6 Oct 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/05/wgar-news-indigenous-imprisonment-rat...

WGAR News: Clare Quirk, Warrnambool Standard: South-west elder praises indigenous appeal decision [Featuring Aboriginal Elder Lenny Clarke] (6 Oct 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/05/wgar-news-indigenous-imprisonment-rat...

WGAR News: Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Priscilla Collins, CEO of the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency, about Aboriginal imprisonment (6 Oct 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/05/wgar-news-indigenous-imprisonment-rat...

WGAR News: Clare Rawlinson, ABC News: Mandatory sentencing [Laws in the NT] blocks disadvantage ruling (4 Oct 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/03/wgar-news-paddy-gibson-speaks-about-t...

WGAR News: State Government apologies 30 years later to the family of John Pat: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer (1 Oct 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/30/wgar-news-state-government-apologies-...

WGAR News: Photojournalist Richard Milnes: Rally against Aboriginal deaths in custody outside Sydney Town Hall (1 Oct 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/30/wgar-news-state-government-apologies-...

WGAR News: Rodney Dillon, Amnesty International's Indigenous Rights Campaigner: My people: losing a generation to jail (1 Oct 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/30/wgar-news-state-government-apologies-...

WGAR News: "National Day of Action Stop Aboriginal Deaths in Custody John Pat Died 30 Years Ago" (27 Sep 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/27/wgar-news-national-day-of-action-stop...

WGAR News: Upcoming Events - National Day of Action to Stop Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (27 Sep 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/27/wgar-news-national-day-of-action-stop...

WGAR News: The Wire: Aboriginal deaths in custody, remembering John Pat [Featuring Marc Newhouse and Rodney Dillon] (27 Sep 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/27/wgar-news-national-day-of-action-stop...

WGAR News: Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT): ALS News: Over 40 years work in the community and legal sector recognised nationally (27 Sep 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/27/wgar-news-national-day-of-action-stop...

WGAR News: Senator Rachel Siewert: Greens: Save the Children report demonstrates that Justice Reinvestment is essential (27 Sep 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/27/wgar-news-national-day-of-action-stop...

WGAR News: Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Ray Jackson about Aboriginal imprisonment (13 Sep 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/11/wgar-news-lets-talks-tiga-bayles-inte...

WGAR News: Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Monica Morgan about Aboriginal imprisonment (13 Sep 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/11/wgar-news-lets-talks-tiga-bayles-inte...

WGAR News: Amanda Banks, The West Australian: Juveniles return to Banksia Hill (13 Sep 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/11/wgar-news-lets-talks-tiga-bayles-inte...

WGAR News: Stephanie Quine, Lawyers Weekly: Cuts to indigenous legal aid a backwards step (13 Sep 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/11/wgar-news-lets-talks-tiga-bayles-inte...

WGAR News: Coalition's proposed cuts 'a heartless decision' says ALSWA: Aboriginal Legal Service of WA (9 Sep 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/08/wgar-news-coalitions-proposed-cuts-a-...

WGAR News: Amy McQuire, Tracker: WA Aboriginal legal aid service hits out at Coalition's "heartless" cuts (9 Sep 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/08/wgar-news-coalitions-proposed-cuts-a-...

WGAR News: ALRM - Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement: Shame!!Shame!!Shame!! (9 Sep 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/08/wgar-news-coalitions-proposed-cuts-a-...

WGAR News: Jane Lee, The Age: Jail risk 'higher for indigenous' under Coalition tenure (9 Sep 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/08/wgar-news-coalitions-proposed-cuts-a-...

WGAR News: Patricia Karvelas, The Australian: 'Not a good start for PM for indigenous Australians' (9 Sep 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/08/wgar-news-coalitions-proposed-cuts-a-...

WGAR News: Coalition signals 20 per cent funding cut to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Services: NATSILS (6 Sep 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/06/wgar-news-coalition-signals-20-per-ce...
[NATSILS: National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Services]

WGAR News: Let's Talk interviews Gerry Georgatos on Justice Reinvestment & Aboriginal imprisonment (31 Aug 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/30/wgar-news-lets-talk-interviews-gerry-...

WGAR News: Greens WA spokesperson on Aboriginal issues, Robin Chapple MLC: Justice reinvestment or more prisons (31 Aug 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/30/wgar-news-lets-talk-interviews-gerry-...

WGAR News: ABC The World Today: Indigenous women the fastest-growing demographic among prisoners: report (31 Aug 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/30/wgar-news-lets-talk-interviews-gerry-...

WGAR News: ALS News: First time in 30 years - Considering Aboriginality in Sentencing [Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT] (31 Aug 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/30/wgar-news-lets-talk-interviews-gerry-...

WGAR News: CAAMA Radio: Tasmanian Aboriginal rights campaigner says locking up young offenders is not the solution (31 Aug 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/30/wgar-news-lets-talk-interviews-gerry-...
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]

WGAR News: ALSWA Supports OICS Banksia Hill Review [Aboriginal Legal Service of WA] (31 Aug 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/30/wgar-news-lets-talk-interviews-gerry-...

WGAR News: Greens WA MLC Robin Chapple: Justice Reinvestment to Tackle Shameful Indigenous Imprisonment Rates (24 Aug 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/23/wgar-news-central-australian-grog-sum...

WGAR News: ALSWA supports Greens stance on Justice Reinvestment: Aboriginal Legal Service of WA (11 Aug 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/10/wgar-news-alswa-supports-greens-stanc...

WGAR News: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Lock'em up culture has to end [Featuring Warren H. Williams] (11 Aug 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/10/wgar-news-alswa-supports-greens-stanc...

WGAR News: Debbie Kilroy, The Stringer: Imprisonment - A default response to women's poverty and disadvantage (11 Aug 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/10/wgar-news-alswa-supports-greens-stanc...

WGAR News: Jennifer Macey, ABC PM: Case over Aboriginality in sentencing to begin (11 Aug 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/10/wgar-news-alswa-supports-greens-stanc...

WGAR News: Let's Talk's Karen Dorante interviews Shane Phillips, CEO of Tribal Warrior Association (11 Aug 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/10/wgar-news-alswa-supports-greens-stanc...

WGAR News: National day of action gives birth to a national body: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer (22 Jul 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/21/wgar-news-national-day-of-action-give...

WGAR News: Let's Talk's Karen Dorante interviews Gerry Georgatos, a Human Rights Advocate completing a PHD in Deaths in Custody (22 Jul 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/21/wgar-news-national-day-of-action-give...

WGAR News: Penny Wright, The Guardian UK: Australia's culture of incarceration has gone too far (22 Jul 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/21/wgar-news-national-day-of-action-give...

WGAR News: Emma Murphy, Green Left: NT going backwards on black deaths in custody (22 Jul 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/21/wgar-news-national-day-of-action-give...

WGAR News: ANTaR: Justice Campaign: Take Action (22 Jul 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/21/wgar-news-national-day-of-action-give...

WGAR News: NT move to mandatory alcohol rehabilitation sparks controversy: Malcolm Sutton, The Guardian UK (3 Jul 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/02/wgar-news-nt-move-to-mandatory-alcoho...

WGAR News: Current Campaigns: NAAJA opposes the Mandatory Alcohol Treatment Bill (3 Jul 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/02/wgar-news-nt-move-to-mandatory-alcoho...
[NAAJA: North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency]

WGAR News: NAAJA, CAALAS and NTLAC: joint submission in relation to the Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill (3 Jul 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/02/wgar-news-nt-move-to-mandatory-alcoho...
[NAAJA: North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency]
[CAALAS: Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service]
[NTLAC: Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission]

WGAR News: APO NT: Not under the influence of evidence: A sober critique of the Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill (30 Jun 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/29/wgar-news-apo-nt-calls-for-joint-terr...
[APO NT: Aboriginal Peak Organisations of the Northern Territory]

WGAR News: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Parliamentary inquiry calls for end to lock-up culture (3 Jul 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/02/wgar-news-nt-move-to-mandatory-alcoho...

WGAR News: Tracker: Return of young WA detainees pushed back (3 Jul 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/02/wgar-news-nt-move-to-mandatory-alcoho...

WGAR News: Funding found for Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) police custody crisis phone line (18 Jun 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/17/wgar-news-funding-found-for-aborigina...

WGAR News: Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT): Legal fraternity to meet Aboriginal elders [New Canberra office] (18 Jun 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/17/wgar-news-funding-found-for-aborigina...

WGAR News: CAAMA Video: Amendments to Territory's Alcohol Mandatory Treatment legislation (18 Jun 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/17/wgar-news-funding-found-for-aborigina...

WGAR News: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Corruption Commission hears of bashing of prisoners (18 Jun 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/17/wgar-news-funding-found-for-aborigina...

WGAR News: Jan Mayman, Tracker: On Our Watch: The death in custody of Mr Phillips (18 Jun 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/17/wgar-news-funding-found-for-aborigina...

WGAR News: Brian Johnstone, Tracker: Backtracker: Pass the bucks, not the buck (13 Jun 13)
[Funding of the Custody Notification Service operated by the Aboriginal Legal Service]
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/12/wgar-news-we-have-to-stop-the-creatio...

WGAR News: Deaths in custody on conscience of all Australians - Save the CNS: Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) (8 Jun 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/07/wgar-news-deaths-in-custody-on-consci...

WGAR News: The Stringer: WA imprisons 300 Aboriginal people each year for driving offences (8 Jun 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/07/wgar-news-deaths-in-custody-on-consci...

WGAR News: Greens Senator Penny Wright: Greens say books not bars for Territory youth (8 Jun 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/07/wgar-news-deaths-in-custody-on-consci...

WGAR News: Greens Jamie Parker MP: NSW government refuses funding for live-saving Aboriginal legal advice line (1 Jun 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/31/wgar-news-suicide-prevention-strategy...

WGAR News: CAAMA interview with AMSANT CEO John Paterson: Jail not the answer [NT Alcohol Mandatory treatment Bill] (31 May 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/30/wgar-news-caama-interview-with-amsant...

WGAR News: ABC The World Today: Aboriginal justice, welfare groups call for rethink on NT plan to force alcoholics into rehab (31 May 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/30/wgar-news-caama-interview-with-amsant...

WGAR News: Report on Deaths in Custody - people dying at high rates: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer (30 May 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/29/wgar-news-report-on-deaths-in-custody...

WGAR News: Tracker: Australia failing on human rights: Amnesty [Indigenous detention rates] (30 May 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/29/wgar-news-report-on-deaths-in-custody...

WGAR News: "Stop Aboriginal deaths in police custody by saving the Custody Notification Service" (15 May 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/14/wgar-news-stop-aboriginal-deaths-in-p...

WGAR News: Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Gerry Georgatos on Aboriginal imprisonment (15 May 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/14/wgar-news-stop-aboriginal-deaths-in-p...

WGAR News: SBS Living Black Radio: Demands For The WA Government To Set A Deadline To Remove The Children From Hakea Prison (15 May 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/14/wgar-news-stop-aboriginal-deaths-in-p...

WGAR News: Stop deaths in custody groups form coalition: Ray Jackson, Green Left (9 May 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/07/wgar-news-stop-deaths-in-custody-grou...

WGAR News: The Wire Audio: Justice reinvestment 'key to tackling Indigenous incarceration' (9 May 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/07/wgar-news-stop-deaths-in-custody-grou...

WGAR News: Amnesty: Supreme Court of WA: case dismissed, but concerns remain about children in adult jail (9 May 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/07/wgar-news-stop-deaths-in-custody-grou...

WGAR News: Dave Clarke, Socialist Alternative: Police brutality in a racist country (9 May 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/07/wgar-news-stop-deaths-in-custody-grou...

WGAR News: Sisters Inside - Debbie Kilroy on [Aboriginal] women in prison: The Stringer (30 Apr 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/29/wgar-news-sisters-inside-debbie-kilro...

WGAR News: Priscilla Collins, Aboriginal Peak Organisations NT: Mandatory rehabilitation bill must be released for public consultation (30 Apr 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/29/wgar-news-sisters-inside-debbie-kilro...

WGAR News: Justice Reinvestment push by the National Congress: The Stringer (23 Apr 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/22/wgar-news-justice-reinvestment-push-b...

WGAR News: Amnesty Action: Get kids out of Hakea adult prison (23 Apr 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/22/wgar-news-justice-reinvestment-push-b...

WGAR News: CAAMA Radio: NAAJA shares concerns about the new Mandatory Rehabilitation Program (23 Apr 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/22/wgar-news-justice-reinvestment-push-b...

WGAR News: How Are The Children In Hakea Being Treated?: Michelle Lovegrove, SBS Living Black (16 Apr 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/15/wgar-news-how-are-the-children-in-hak...

WGAR News: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Australian Bureau of Statistics on prison rates (16 Apr 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/15/wgar-news-how-are-the-children-in-hak...

WGAR News: National inquiry into Justice Reinvestment: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer (10 Apr 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/10/wgar-news-national-inquiry-into-justi...

WGAR News: CAAMA Radio: Priscilla Collins, NAAJA CEO on funding for NT youth (10 Apr 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/10/wgar-news-national-inquiry-into-justi...

WGAR News: Tracker: WA kids brutalised in adult jail: Newhouse (5 Apr 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/04/wgar-news-federal-government-green-li...

WGAR News: "Legal action launched today to quash decision to imprison children in adult prison" (4 Apr 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/04/wgar-news-legal-action-launched-today...

WGAR News: Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Ray Jackson, President, Indigenous Social Justice Association (31 Mar 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/03/30/wgar-news-jagath-dheerasekara-manuwan...

WGAR News: The Stringer: Judge slams practice of imprisoning children in adult prisons (31 Mar 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/03/30/wgar-news-jagath-dheerasekara-manuwan...

WGAR News: National Day of Action to Stop Aboriginal deaths in custody! Remember John Pat (25 Mar 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/03/24/wgar-news-aboriginal-community-contro...

WGAR News: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Yolnu youth should not be finishing up in prison says Richard Trudgen (24 Mar 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/03/23/wgar-news-protest-against-nt-interven...

WGAR News: Diane Fieldes, Socialist Alternative: Aboriginal people fight for justice (24 Mar 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/03/23/wgar-news-protest-against-nt-interven...

WGAR News: "ALSWA, Governor McCusker, McGlade and Gooda slam extensions to mandatory sentencing" (7 Mar 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/03/07/wgar-news-alswa-governor-mccusker-mcg...

WGAR News: Amy McQuire, Tracker: Behind Enemy Lines: Taking sentencing out of the court of public opinion (4 Mar 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/03/04/wgar-news-evidently-finding-the-truth...

WGAR News: SBS Living Black: Heal Our Youth - Or Jail Them? (2 Mar 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/03/01/wgar-news-australias-aboriginal-child...

WGAR News: Aboriginal youth could be silent victims in mandatory sentencing: The Wire (28 Feb 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/27/wgar-news-aboriginal-youth-could-be-s...

WGAR News: Australia's horrific incarceration rates of Aboriginal peoples: The Stringer (26 Feb 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/25/wgar-news-australias-horrific-incarce...

WGAR News: NIRS: Noongars to protest detention of juveniles in Perth adult jail (22 Feb 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/21/wgar-news-sbs-living-blacks-michelle-...

WGAR News: Man allegedly bashed by NSW police testifies: NITV News (21 Feb 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/20/wgar-news-man-allegedly-bashed-by-nsw...

WGAR News: Alexandra Payne-Baggs, Green Left: March demands justice for TJ Hickey (21 Feb 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/20/wgar-news-man-allegedly-bashed-by-nsw...

WGAR News: News on Justice for TJ Hickey (16 Feb 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/15/wgar-news-lets-talk-live-broadcast-5t...

WGAR News: Michael Mansell continues call for community-driven rehabilitation programs: CAAMA (13 Feb 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/12/wgar-news-michael-mansell-continues-c...

WGAR News: Treatment not prison for our mob: NACCHO Aboriginal Health News Alerts (7 Feb 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/06/wgar-news-treatment-not-prison-for-ou...

WGAR News: The burning issue of deaths in custody: Gerry Georgatos, Indymedia Australia (31 Jan 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/30/wgar-news-the-burning-issue-of-deaths...

WGAR News: Jack Waterford, Canberra Times: Prison walls to hide the view (24 Jan 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/23/wgar-news-daughter-of-maralinga-test-...

WGAR News: Amnesty: Plans to toughen mandatory sentencing in WA a step in the wrong direction (21 Jan 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/20/wgar-news-200-aboriginal-maralinga-vi...

WGAR News: ALSWA calls for bipartisan commitment to justice reinvestment: Aboriginal Legal Service of WA (20 Jan 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/19/wgar-news-alswa-calls-for-bipartisan-...

WGAR News: Fears SA laws will cause higher Aboriginal incarceration rates: NITV News (16 Jan 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/16/wgar-news-fears-sa-laws-will-cause-hi...

WGAR News: ABC: Indigenous leader urges action on jail 'time bomb' [call for a national summit] (12 Jan 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/11/wgar-news-briscoe-family-condemns-nt-...

WGAR News: Tracker: Concern at high Indigenous youth jail rate (9 Jan 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/09/wgar-news-canadian-pm-to-talk-with-ab...

WGAR News: UN Human Rights Committee asks Australia to explain human rights record: HRLC (21 Dec 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/21/wgar-news-un-human-rights-committee-a...

WGAR News: Twenty per cent increase in Indigenous women in prisons: ABC The World Today Audio (10 Dec 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/10/wgar-news-twenty-per-cent-increase-in...

WGAR News: ISJA - Melbourne: Build the movement to Stop Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (10 Dec 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/10/wgar-news-twenty-per-cent-increase-in...

WGAR News: ANTaR: Justice Campaign (10 Dec 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/10/wgar-news-twenty-per-cent-increase-in...

WGAR News: Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Gerry Georgatos on Deaths in Custody (27 Sep 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/09/26/wgar-news-lets-talks-tiga-bayles-inte...

WGAR News: "A mental health crisis behind bars" Tracker (29 Jul 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/07/26/wgar-news-a-mental-health-crisis-behi...

Background to the justice for Kumentjaye Briscoe campaign
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/17/background-to-the-justice-for-kumentj...

* NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION TO STOP ABORIGINAL DEATHS IN CUSTODY (25-29 SEPTEMBER 2013)

WGAR News: State Government apologies 30 years later to the family of John Pat: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer (1 Oct 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/30/wgar-news-state-government-apologies-...

WGAR News: Photojournalist Richard Milnes: Rally against Aboriginal deaths in custody outside Sydney Town Hall (1 Oct 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/30/wgar-news-state-government-apologies-...

- Past Events

Event: Wed 25 September 2013: Parliament House, Perth, WA
Stop Aboriginal Deaths in Custody - National Day of Action
"John Pat died 30 years ago - but still no justice!
Remembrance ceremony - Rally and March.
Apology motion. Parliament House."
Event details: http://www.deathsincustody.org.au/mediarelease17sept
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/wa/event/32538/
Event details: https://www.nteu.org.au/sydney/article/The-John-Pat-Memorial-Day-Rally--...
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/54542
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.greenleft.org.au/calendar/2013-09/
Background: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/02/historic-national-stop-deaths-in-cust...
Background: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/54006
Analysis: https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/54989
Analysis: http://thestringer.com.au/30-years-on-john-pat-not-forgotten/
Analysis: http://thestringer.com.au/deaths-in-custody-when-will-something-be-done/
Audio: http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10855
Audio: http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/290241/Anniver...

Event: Fri 27 September 2013: Castlemaine, Vic
Castlemaine Vigil - Remembrance:
Stop Aboriginal deaths in custody
"A number of groups have got together to instigate a
National Day of Action: Stop Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. ...
The Castlemaine Vigil in Recognition of Sovereignty and in
Solidarity with Refugees will be holding
'Remembrance: Stop Aboriginal deaths in custody'
on the eve of this Day of Action."
Event details: http://galbraithjanet.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/castlemaine-vigil-remembr...
Background: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/02/historic-national-stop-deaths-in-cust...
Background: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/54006
Analysis: https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/54989
Analysis: http://thestringer.com.au/30-years-on-john-pat-not-forgotten/
Analysis: http://thestringer.com.au/deaths-in-custody-when-will-something-be-done/
Audio: http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10855
Audio: http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/290241/Anniver...

Event: Sat 28 September 2013: Adelaide, SA
National Day of Action to Stop Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
30 Years and still no justice
12 noon
Parliament House - North Terrace
Background: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/02/historic-national-stop-deaths-in-cust...
Background: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/54006
Analysis: https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/54989
Analysis: http://thestringer.com.au/30-years-on-john-pat-not-forgotten/
Analysis: http://thestringer.com.au/deaths-in-custody-when-will-something-be-done/
Audio: http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10855
Audio: http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/290241/Anniver...

Event: Sat 28 September 2013: Sydney, NSW
ISJA Day Of Action John Pat Day (~RIP~)
Rally: 30 Years and still No Justice!
Stop Aboriginal deaths in custody
"John Pat died 30 years ago in Roeburne, WA, ... "
"So, a national body has begun to coordinate actions to
stop deaths in custody. With the blessing of Mavis Pat,
mother of John, we intend to start this campaign
on the 30th anniversary of his death."
Sydney Town Hall, march to Circular Quay
Organised by: National Stop All Deaths in Custody and
Indigenous Social Justice Association:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/439781042698959/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/isja-day-of-action-john-pat-day-rip
Event details: https://pt-br.facebook.com/events/398708553564719/?ref=22
Event details: http://www.sa.org.au/index.php?view=details&id=905%3Arally-30-years-and-...
Background: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/02/historic-national-stop-deaths-in-cust...
Background: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/54006
Analysis: https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/54989
Analysis: http://thestringer.com.au/30-years-on-john-pat-not-forgotten/
Analysis: http://thestringer.com.au/deaths-in-custody-when-will-something-be-done/
Audio: http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10855
Audio: http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/290241/Anniver...

Event: 28 September 2013: Melbourne, Vic
Melbourne - Thirty Years But Still No Justice!
National Day of Action to Stop Aboriginal deaths in custody!
Remember John Pat and the hundreds who have died in custody since!
"Support these demands made by John Pat’s mother, Mavis Pat:
* An apology from the WA government for my son’s death in custody
* An ex-gratia payment as compensation
* That the police officers involved need to be brought to account and
* a re-opening of the coronial inquiry into my son’s death ... "
Organised by:
Indigenous Social Justice Association - Melbourne
Event details: http://isja-msg.com/coming_events.htm
Event details: http://galbraithjanet.wordpress.com/category/resources/
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/54921
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/events/232079390250476/
Background: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/02/historic-national-stop-deaths-in-cust...
Background: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/54006
Analysis: https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/54989
Analysis: http://thestringer.com.au/30-years-on-john-pat-not-forgotten/
Analysis: http://thestringer.com.au/deaths-in-custody-when-will-something-be-done/
Audio: http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10855
Audio: http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/290241/Anniver...

Event: 29th September 2013: Fremantle, WA
Murru: In Memory of John Pat Album Launch
"Big hART and the community of Ieramugadu (Roebourne)
proudly present the Album Launch of Murru
- a music collaboration between John Bennett, Shellie Morris,
Emma Donovan, Archie Roach, Lucky Oceans, Harry Hookey,
Bill Chambers, the Last Kinection, Trevor Jamieson,
David Hyams and the Roebourne community."
"Murru is dedicated to John Pat, a 16-year old young man
who died in police custody in Roebourne 30 years ago
and is the product of two and a half years of song-writing
and music workshops as part of the Yijala Yala Project
- a long-term, multi-platform social change through the arts project.
Proceeds from ticket and album sales go towards the building
of a memorial for John in his home-town of Roebourne."
Event details: http://www.deathsincustody.org.au/events
Event details: https://www.nteu.org.au/sydney/article/The-John-Pat-Memorial-Day-Rally--...

- - -

About WGAR News:

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/30/about-wgar-news-working-group-for-abo...

- - -

WGAR: Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)
WGAR Website: http://wgar.wordpress.com/

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Figures say it all for me

They just don't stop, deaths in custody just go on and up in numbers, it is a crime against humanity.

I think it was Gerry Georgatos who in his research found that incarceration rates of our people are 5 times more than were in South Africa in the last years of apartheid and in WA the rate is a shocker at 9 times. That says it all for me.

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