Opinion: Southern Highlands community called to stand united for 'Black Lives Matter'

By Gus Johnson, Chair Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group (wrg)
Updated June 18 2020 - 4:38am, first published June 17 2020 - 2:48am
Call to stand as one for change

We have much work to do in the reconciliation of First Nations people to the broader Australian community. Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (including Murders) and Incarceration continue at an unacceptably high rate. Aboriginal men are 16 times more likely to be in custody than Non- Aboriginal men, and die in custody at that 16 times higher rate (ABS statistics reported in the Guardian 11/6/20).

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