deaths in custody

WGAR News: PM Gillard: No change on Muckaty nuclear waste dump (12 Jul 10)

WGAR: Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)

WGAR Website:

PM Gillard: No change on Muckaty nuclear waste dump
Other Muckaty nuclear waste dump articles
Background to the Muckaty nuclear waste dump
Calls to reform the Australian Constitution
Deaths in Custody protest
New Way summit: Aboriginals to retake lands
Other Aboriginal articles


- Media Release

Australian Conservation Foundation:
Muckaty nuclear waste plan is a bad deal, not a done deal

Chris Hurley caused Mulrunji's death then lied about it, magistrate finds

By John Paul Janke.
POLICEMAN Chris Hurley caused the death of Cameron Mulrunji Doomadgee in the Palm Island police lockup then lied about it because he feared retribution, a magistrate has found at the third inquest into the controversial death in custody case. Deputy Chief Magistrate Brian Hine accepted the fatal injuries suffered by Mr Doomadgee - a burst portal vein and a liver which was cleaved in two - were caused by Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley. However he was unable to rule whether the injuries were inflicted deliberately or accidentally.


Will Mulrinji inquiry deliver justice?

Posted by: "Ray Jackson"
Mon Mar 8, 2010 11:46 pm (PST)

more on the not so unexpected racism involved in the secrecy and suppression involving the history of thuggery by hurley towards aboriginal people.

the qld. police tried every trick in the book in an attempt to stop the assault record of hurley being made public but had only half a victory. it was used in the inquest but was not made public.


International Justice for TJ Day - Melbourne, 14 February, 2010.

As the 6th anniversary of her son’s death approached, Gail Hickey called on supporters to make 14 February an International Justice for TJ Day (see below). Answering this call, the Indigenous Social Justice Association – Melbourne (ISJA-Melb) organised a rally at Fitzroy Town Hall attended by over 40 supporters, followed by a march to the local police station.


Coroner finds Aboriginal elder "cooked to death" in a police van.

In a damning and disturbing finding today the WA Coroner has released their report into the death of Aboriginal Elder known as Mr Ward. The Coroner found that Mr Ward has died a "ghastly" death and essentially cooked in the police van he was being transported in. This case shows up both institutionalized racism and the flaws in the privatization of correctional services. Justice needs to be served in yet another Aboriginal Death in Custody.