Repost – Deaths inside

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Indigenous Australian deaths in custody 2019

More than 400 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have died in custody since the end of the royal commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody in 1991.

The royal commission emphasised the importance of monitoring and maintaining accurate data about deaths in custody. Despite public reporting and tracking through the Australian Institute of Criminology’s national program, detailed, up-to-date information is hard to find.

In 2018, Guardian Australia’s reporting team collected and analysed all available coronial data and other sources to build this searchable database.

One year on, we have updated “Deaths inside”, which tracks every known Indigenous death in custody in every jurisdiction from 2008 – 2019.

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Repost – Introducing triple j Unearthed’s Indigenous Takeover!

(L-R): Ashley McGregor, Karla Ranby, Tyrone Pynor, Marlee Silva, Dave Woodhead and Loren Ryan. Image source

In recognition of Reconciliation Week, triple j Unearthed’s daily music program TOPS will bring you the week-long Indigenous Takeover

Kicking off at 5:30pm this arvo (Wednesday May 27th), TOPS will be highlighting the best new music from First Nations artists who’ve uploaded their tracks to Unearthed this year.

Taking you through proceedings will be some familiar faces in the form of Indigenous presenters and producers from across triple j. You’ll hear from:

Dave Woodhead – triple j Weekday Lunch presenter, stand-up comic and Torres Strait Islander man

Karla Ranby – triple j Weekend Lunch presenter, TV presenter and Gamilaroi woman

Ashley McGregor – triple j Breakfast Producer and Wathaurong woman

Marlee Silva – triple j presenter, writer, podcaster and Kamilaroi/Dunghutti woman

Tyrone Pynor – triple j presenter, SBS broadcaster and Torres Strait Islander man

Loren Ryan – ABC trainee journalist, musician and Gamilaraay woman

There’s gonna plenty of great chats and incredible tunes that you won’t wanna miss, so be sure to tune into triple j Unearthed digital radio or listen via the app [ https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/app/ ]. It’ll be happening 5:30pm weekdays from Wed 27 May to Weds 3 June.

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ROCK NAIDOC 2019 Event Calendar

ROCK NAIDOC 2019 ( July 7-14 ), is expected to showcase the services of over 30 Indigenous & Non-Indigenous organisations.

The Event Calendar is available at the official ROCK NAIDOC website HERE

Click HERE to download the Official Event Calendar PDF