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Warning to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers: This statement contains references to a deceased person.
On Monday, Coroner Simon McGregor delivered his findings from the Inquest into the death of proud Gunditjmara, Dja Dja Wurrung, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman Veronica Nelson, who died in custody at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre after being refused bail for minor offences. While alone in her cell as her health deteriorated and she lay dying, her calls for help were repeatedly ignored by prison staff.
When we think of the law, we often think it is the domain of adults, of those over the age of 18 who are most likely to be impacted and need support from legal professionals.
A new program for women in Mitchell Shire will help address the very high rates of family violence in the community.
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