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Sonja Sedmak on June 18, 2020 - 1:24 pm in News & Events

Patrick Dodson: deaths in custody is not just about policing, it’s about dispossession – video


West Australian senator Patrick Dodson – a commissioner at the 1991 royal commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody – said racism explained the deep distrust indigenous people had for Australia’s institutions. “Systematically, First Nations peoples have been treated as inferior, as deficient and tolerated through condescension,” – Senator Dodson.

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