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Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Page: 265

Senator SIEWERT (Western AustraliaAustralian Greens Whip) (16:14): I, and also on behalf of Senator Lines, move:

That the Senate—

(a) acknowledges that:

   (i) 4 August 2016 marked two years since the death of Ms Dhu in police custody in Western Australia, and

   (ii) Ms Dhu's family has repeatedly called for the release of CCTV footage of Ms Dhu in police custody; and

(b) calls for:

   (i) Ms Dhu's family's wishes to be respected, and for the CCTV footage to be publicly released by the Western Australian Government, and

   (ii) the Commonwealth Government to work with state and territory counterparts to implement the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody in full in order to prevent future deaths in custody.