WA Govt refuses to move on compulsory Indigenous notification service

Dec 28, 2016, 05:23 AM

The WA Government has once again refused to commit to a mandatory notification service when an Aboriginal person comes into police custody, despite the recommendations of a high-profile coronial inquest.

Last week the coroner found 22-year-old Aboriginal woman Ms Dhu had been "treated inhumanely" and that her death in custody was preventable.

The coroner recommended WA once again consider a Custody Notification Service, like the one which exists in New South Wales and the ACT.

Sarah Dingle reported this story on Friday, December 23, 2016 with Ruth Barson, Human Rights Law Centre