Deaths in custody: Canberra Aboriginal health leader calls for justice system overhaul on royal commission anniversary

Kathryn Lewis
By Kathryn Lewis
April 9 2021 - 6:30pm
Winnunga Nimmityjah chief executive Julie Tongs is fearful another Indigenous life will be lost in custody. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

The boss of Canberra's Aboriginal health service says she lives in fear that another Aboriginal person will die in custody in the ACT as the country prepares to mark the 30th anniversary of the royal commission that was meant to ensure the end of deaths in the justice system.

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Kathryn Lewis

Kathryn Lewis

Canberra Times Journalist

I am a breaking and general news reporter. Contact me with tips or story ideas at kathryn.lewis@canberratimes.com.au

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