UN may end police ‘self-surgery’

The UN Human Rights Council may recommend Australia abandons police investigating police. The UNHCR is expected to adjudicate within weeks on a dispute involving a boy being impaled on a fence in Sydney…and the outcome could end police ‘self-surgery’ investigations in Australia. TJ Hickey, a 17-year-old Aboriginal youth, was impaled …

Prison deaths rise, AIC says

Prison deaths are up, general custody deaths are about stable, over the three years of the latest report, the Australian Institute of Criminology says. But Indigenous deaths comprise about 20-30% of the total, whereas they comprise only about 3% of the…

True to the flag

The Editor, The Age: Indigenous boxer Damien Hooper is obviously a proud Australian who wants the world to know (as he represents Australia at the Olympics) of his Aboriginal heritage and culture which so enriches our nation as well as inspiring him to…