Fatal injustice: why are Indigenous Australians still dying in custody?

Indigenous Australians are 28 times more likely to be incarcerated.

This is 25 years after the Royal Commission looked into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and made its findings. Only 30 of the 300 recommendations handed down were implemented.

Tomorrow, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in partnership with the UTS Amnesty Group will be hosting a public lecture and forum called ‘Fatal Injustice – Why are Indigenous Australians still dying in custody?’. The event will outline the challenges facing researchers and reformers working at the coal-face to bring essential changes in policing, judicial culture, and the endemic criminalisation of Indigenous youth.

Craig Longman, Deputy Director of UTS Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, and Dr Thalia Anthony, UTS Faculty of Law Member, joined Sam in the sudio to discuss the issue.

Producer: Sarka Pechova


The lecture and forum will be held at Ultimo Campus in UTS Tower’s The Great Hall on Tuesday 5 April at 6pm.

Cost: Free

For details look at: http://newsroom.uts.edu.au/events/upcoming

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