In 1983, five off-duty police officers beat a 16-year-old to death. An all-white jury found the officers in question not guilty, but similar doses of violence over the years has proved it was not an isolated incident.
The strip search of an aboriginal elder on a busy public street has revealed a growing trend in the way the NSW police handle certain members of the public.
According to Helen Eason of activist group GMAC, the stolen generation is not some unfortunate footnote in history, it is continuing in modern Australia.
According to freely available data, it seems that the indigenous youth of this nation are being unfairly targeted by the NSW police.
While the numbers of women behind bars in Australia are swelling, relatively few know what they face. So, pen in hand, I ventured to meet them.
Despite the lowering crime figures, our prison population is booming, which means big business for some.
The prison system is out-dated, broken and expensive to run. But should we tear down the walls for a modern solution? One pioneering group says yes.
With our Indigenous prison rates now the highest in the world, it’s time we look directly at the problem and seek meaningful reform.