Family of Aboriginal woman who died in custody want coroner to consider ‘systemic racism’

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If application accepted, Tanya Day’s case will be first time in Australia that systemic racism has been considered as a contributing factor to a death in custody

  • Calla Wahlquist
  • The Guardian

The family of an Aboriginal woman who died in custody in Victoria have applied for the coroner to consider systemic racism as a factor in her death.

If Victorian deputy state coroner Caitlin English accepts their application, it will be the first time in Australia that systemic racism has been considered as a possible contributing factor to a death in custody.

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