‘Miscarriage of justice’ in WA highlights need for Indigenous interpreter services

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After spending almost five years behind bars for killing a man in Western Australia, Indigenous man Gene Gibson will walk free after his conviction was overturned last week.

The court called his conviction a miscarriage of justice after the proper interpreting services were not provided during the initial police interviews.

After Mr. Gibson’s case, there have been new calls for support and funding for indigenous language interpreting services across the state.

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Tuesday, April 18 2017
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Featured in storyProfessor Harry Blagg, The University of Western Australia Law School Dr Felicity Meakins, Senior Research Fellow at The University of QueenslandDee Lightfoot, CEO of Kimberley Interpreting Service
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