Deathscapes

Dying Outside 5b - Judy Atkinson Quote

Deathscapes

‘In 1988, amid calls for a royal commission to investigate black deaths in prison cells and police watch houses, Aboriginal women argued that it was also important to consider the level of violent deaths of our people outside of these places. At that time we were concerned that while a death in a watch-house received frenzied media attention, a suicide on the same day, in the same community, was viewed with no concern at all by the authorities.’

Judy Atkinson, ‘Violence against Aboriginal Women: Reconstitution of Community Law — the Way Forward’ Aboriginal Law Bulletin (1990)


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