‘National emergency’: urgent leadership needed after fifth Aboriginal death in custody since June | Australia news | The Guardian

large group of marchers with placards protesting deaths in custody

Five Aboriginal deaths in custody since June is a national emergency that needs urgent leadership, the national Aboriginal and islander legal services has said. The death of 49-year-old Sherry Fisher-Tilberoo last week while on remand in the Brisbane watch-house is the fifth Aboriginal death in custody since June, bringing to at least 441 the number of people who have died in custody since the royal commission handed down its final report in 1991.

‘National emergency’: urgent leadership needed after fifth Aboriginal death in custody since June | Australia news | The Guardian

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