Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody: Grieving families lament lack of reform – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

As a little girl, Maxine Bennell watched her father Eddie — boxer, playwright and the chair of the National Aboriginal Consultative Committee — fight for Aboriginal rights and against deaths in custody.By the time of his death in 1991, just months before Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody handed down its final report, Ms Bennell said her father thought his job was done.”I believe that my dad would have thought that this would have been all finished, looked after properly,” she said.He was wrong.Two decades later, his grandson, Maxine’s son Jayden, died behind bars.”I think my father would have felt very angry and I think my dad really would have never imagined it would have impacted his grandchildren, never,” she said.

Source: Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody: Grieving families lament lack of reform – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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