We recently marked 30 years since the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was tabled in Federal Parliament.
The Commission’s 339 recommendations outlined fundamental changes necessary to stop the alarmingly high rates of First Nations deaths in custody. Sadly, many of the recommendations are yet to be implemented.
On 25 February we were privileged to hear Senator Patrick Dodson in conversation with Rona Glynn-McDonald discussing his role in the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. We have captured the essence of the conversation in words, for you to read.
As Rona said in her opening address, “Storytelling is at the heart of this conversation… examining the past, the present and the future”.
30 years on, there is still much work to do.