Life-saving hotline saved in NSW, but what about everywhere else?


The custody Notification System (CNS) has been saved from shutting down, after a last minute announcement last night from the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion. Since the hotline started in 2008, there have been no deaths in police custody in NSW or the ACT. The Federal Government’s promise of $1.8 million to support the CNS has been cause for celebration at a rally in Sydney today. But those who have been calling for the CNS funding to continue in NSW, also want hotlines set up across the rest of the country.

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Wednesday, December 2 2015
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Featured in storyLisa De Luca, Solicitor for Redfern Tent Embassy and supporter of the Indigenous Social Justice AssociationGary Oliver, CEO at Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT)Raul Bassi, member of The Indigenous Social Justice Association

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