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19    Indigenous Australians—Deaths in Custody—Ms Dhu

Senator Siewert, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 798—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes:

                  (i)   with sadness that 4 August 2015 marked one year since the death of Ms Dhu in police custody in Western Australia, and

                 (ii)   that the inquest into Ms Dhu’s death still has not occurred and will not until the end of 2015, and that meanwhile fine defaulters are still being gaoled in Western Australia; and

    (b)   calls on the Federal Government to continue to work with its state and territory counterparts to implement the remaining recommendations from the Deaths in Custody report.

Statements by leave : Senator Siewert and the Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield), by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.