Episode from the podcastPlease Explain

Our treatment of Indigenous people ‘speaks to the very heart of who we are as a country’

Released Friday, 9th April 2021
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In April 1991 federal court judge James Henry Muirhead handed his final report from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. The report made more than 300 recommendations to prevent the abnormally high number of deaths of Indigenous people during arrest, pursuit, remand or in prison.

Since the royal commission another 470 Indigenous people have died in custody including five in March this year.

Today on Please Explain Nathanael Cooper talks to Gamilaroi women Brooke Boney about the complex and sensitive issue of Indigenous deaths in custody.

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