Opinion

We must bear witness to black deaths in our own country

By Amy McQuire
Updated May 31 2020 - 9:53pm, first published 3:00am
For Aboriginal people, every death, every injury, every grieving mother, is remembered. They are not just numbers. Picture: Shutterstock

On Tuesday, the police officer charged with the murder of Aboriginal woman Joyce Clarke entered a not guilty plea. You may not have heard about it. In a search of the Factiva database over the past three months, I found only one article on Ms Clarke's death - an AAP wire story that privileges the quote of the WA police commissioner over that of Ms Clarke's community (it was, the report said, "one of the saddest" days in his career). On Saturday, NITV published a piece quoting Ms Clarke's mother.

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