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No Justice, No Peace: Aboriginal Deaths in Custody


It’s been 30 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. While the commission generated 200 shelf metres of records and made 339 recommendations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to die in custody at horrific rates today.

Over 470 senseless deaths later, it’s clear that something has to change. On the anniversary of the Royal Commission, fifteen families whose loved ones have died in custody have united together in solidarity, calling for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to meet with them face to face.

In this important panel discussion, family members and experts will discuss the past and the current state of Deaths in Custody, and what needs to change.

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander attendees are warned that this conversation may contain names and images of deceased persons.

Presented in partnership with National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, venue capacity is unfortunately limited. We will not be able to accommodate walk-ups or a waitlist as may have been the case in the past. Read more about our live events plan here. Check our website, follow us on social media or sign up to our e-newsletter The Wheeler Weekly for updates and any late ticket releases.


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