Advocates call for more action on deaths in custody

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A report on progress to reduce Aboriginal Deaths in Custody has been attacked as a whitewash and evidence of government inaction.

The report by Deloitte Access Economics found governments around Australia had made progress on 55 per cent of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, released in 1991.

But Change the Record, a campaign raising awareness about the effects of the high imprisonment rates on Indigenous people, say the report shouldn’t be trusted because it’s based on governments self-reporting.

 

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