[Maggie Coggan, Probono Australia]
Hotline to save Indigenous lives in police custody
The British government has issued an oh-so-carefully worded expression of “regret” for the killing of Māori in Aotearoa, today’s New Zealand, at the point of first contact during Lieutenant James Cook’s “voyage of discovery” 250 years ago.
[Paul Daley, The Guardian]
Captain Cook's legacy is emblematic of violence and oppression
As of Wednesday, police are required to call the 24/7 hotline staffed by the Aboriginal Legal Service Western Australia (ALSWA) whenever an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person is arrested or detained in Western Australia.