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Stop Aboriginal Deaths in Custody - 2012 Autumn Action

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Stop Aboriginal Deaths in Custody - 2012 Autumn Action

Time: May 12, 2012 from 11am to 4pm
Location: Melbourne
Street: Old GPO, corner of Burke and Elizabeth Streets
City/Town: Melbourne
Phone: (03) 9388 0062
Event Type: public, action
Organized By: Indigenous Social Justice Association – Melbourne
Latest Activity: Mar 28, 2012

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Event Description

• 3rd anniversary of the death of Aboriginal transgender woman,

Veronica Baxter (16 March)

• 21st anniversary of the recommendations of the

Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (15 April)

• 23rd anniversary NSW Police shooting David Gundy (27 April)

 

• Stop Aboriginal deaths in custody — implement all 339 recommendations of

the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Implement

transgender sensitive prison policies — let trans people be placed in a jail

of their choosing.

 

• End privatisation of custodial services — cancel all contracts with G4S,

SERCO and other profiteers from incarceration

 

• Hold the police to account — end the practice of police investigating

police.  For an independent enquiry into the death of Terrance Briscoe.

Establish elected community based review boards with the full legal and

legislative powers to investigate, discipline and charge police, prison and

custodial health officers found to be involved in a death in custody,

negligence or lack of duty of care

 

• End the harassment of deaths in custody families. Provide funding for

families who have lost a loved one in custody to meet to allow their

collective demands to be formulated, including suitable and adequate

compensation. Use the $590,000 in fine money to establish a trust to honour

the memory of Mr Ward. Erect a plaque at the fence line to remember TJ and

publicise that his death was caused by a police chase.

 

 

Organised by Indigenous Social Justice Association — Melbourne

 

To support our work send cheques payable to ISJA – Melb to

PO Box 308, Brunswick Vic 3056 • Phone/fax: 03-9388-0062 • www.isja-msg.com

• to be added to the ISJA – Melbourne elist contact Alison Thorne at

alison.thorne@ozemail.com.au

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