Kumanjayi Walker murder trial will be a first in NT for an Indigenous death in custody

[Thalia Anthony and Eddie Cubillo, The Conversation]

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The Northern Territory court decision this week to commit Police Constable Zachary Rolfe to stand trial for the shooting death of 19-year-old Warlpiri man Kumanjayi Walker marks a historic moment in accountability for First Nations deaths in custody.

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Families front NSW inquiry into deaths in custody

[Isabella Higgins, ABC]

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Some of the country's top Indigenous lawyers are calling for major reforms to state coronial investigation processes to help grieving families who are "losing faith" in the system.

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