Ward 8a - Aftermath


The Aftermath


What happens to a community after a death in custody? How do the recommendations and the protest actions that occur at a vast remove impact on communities?

The loss of a significant leader, and the trauma resulting from the manner of his death, has had severe consequences for Mr Ward’s community.

It has also provided opportunities for increased management strategies and neoliberal measures such as income management to be put in place, leading in some instances to a fracturing of community.


Mural in Perth that reads "What Eddie Mabo was to native title let Mr Ward be to the justice System. No more deaths in custody."

[imagecaption] ‘No More Deaths in Custody’ mural, City Farm Perth, Western Australia. Photo: Desire Mallet. [/imagecaption]




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