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When someone dies in custody, since RCIADIC, there’s a huge, complex system of investigations that take place. These processes were subject of recommendations 6 to 40 of #RCIADIC30years:…
Just because they’re systematic, technical and complicated doesn’t mean they’re neutral. For our people, they do administrative violence to both the person who has died and those who love them. More on that tomorrow.…
The first thing that a family will go through after their loved one has died in custody is a notification. They’re often horrifying in their own right — not only a question of cultural incompetence but racism and institutional cruelty.
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[extremely Cat Empire voice]: 🎶 Yaama yaama.🎵
Yaama, everyone! I’m Alison (@AJ_Whittaker), I’m a Gomeroi queer woman and I grew up around Gunnedah and Tamworth. Now I’m on Gadigal and Wangal Country — honoured to be here and don’t take it lightly.
Um it’s the most nerve-wracking thing to be hosting @IndigenousX — the backbone of #BlackfullaTwitter! Never been on this side of it before! My hands are sweating as I type (it's true!!!), but I’m on this week because I think it’s a critical time.
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Aboriginal deaths in custody and plans to slash the NDIS: THREAD

There are lots of great people writing on the #RCIADIC30Years today and leading up to today, but I just want to touch on something I haven't seen much of: incarcerating Aboriginal people with disability. 1/?
In the past few weeks while there have been 5 more Aboriginal deaths in custody, it is pretty clear that the current state of affairs is dire.

However, what people may not realise is the impact of the leaked proposals to change the eligibility criteria of the NDIS 2/?
"People with disability, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability, are overrepresented in the criminal justice system in Australia" -… 3/?
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#RCIADIC30Years Today I remember the words of Aboriginal poet Robert Walker, who was killed by guards in Fremantle prison in 1984.

"Have you ever heard screams in the middle of the night
Or the sobbings of a stir-crazy prisoner
Echo over and over in the darkness...
"Threatening to draw you into its madness?
Have you ever rolled up into a human ball
And prayed for sleep to come?
-Robert Walker
"Have you ever laid awake for hours.. Waiting for morning to mark another day of being alone If you've ever experienced even one of these
-Robert Walker
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I am attending the annual meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (@CND_tweets), the principal policy-making body of the United Nations in drug-related matters. #CND64 is being held in person in Vienna & virtually. In this thread I will share information & reflections🧵⬇️ 1/ Image
I am privileged to be a member of the Australian Civil Society Committee on United Nations Drug Policy.
The Committee provides input & collaborates with the Australian Government; participates in @CND_tweets; and encourages dialogue with Australian civil society.
#CND64 2/
A small civil society delegation has travelled to Perth (to assist with the challenging 18-hour CET time difference, sessions run 3pm-2am AWST) to participate in #CND64 alongside the Australian-based Government delegation who is working in conjunction with post in Vienna.
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