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NATSILS MEDIA RELEASE: Family of Wayne Fella Morrison continue their calls for accountability and systemic change as coronial inquest continues

The coronial inquest into the death in custody of Wayne Fella Morrison resumes from 10:00am Tuesday 27th April at the Supreme Court of South Australia, Tarntanyangga/Victoria Square in Adelaide, S.A.

NATSILS MEDIA RELEASE: NATSILS Appoints New Executive Officer, Dr. Hannah McGlade

NATSILS is pleased to announce the appointment of new Executive Officer, Dr. Hannah McGlade. Hannah is a Noongar human rights lawyer from Perth, Western Australia. 

JOINT STATEMENT: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services call for urgent action from Government after three Black deaths in custody in one week

The National peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS) have today held a meeting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS) representatives from around the country, to call for urgent action from the Prime Minister and State and Territory leaders for an end to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths in custody. 

NATSILS Media Release – NATSILS Appoints New Co-Chair Priscilla Atkins

NATSILS is pleased to announce the appointment of new Chairperson, Priscilla Atkins. Priscilla is an Eastern Arrernte woman from Central Australia, and is the CEO of the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA), the largest legal service in the Northern Territory; a position she has held since 2007. 

NATSILS Media Release – Invasion Day 2021

January 26 is ‘Invasion Day’ for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Also known as ‘Survival Day’ or ‘Day of Mourning,’ January 26 is not a date for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to celebrate.

Joint Media Release – United Nations Periodic Review

Joint Media Release: United Nations slams Australia’s treatment of First Nations people and calls onAustralia to Raise the Age in Universal Periodic Review

NATSILS MEDIA RELEASE: 30 years later and over 441 senseless deaths—Families whose loved ones have died in custody unite to demand answers from Prime Minister on anniversary of Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

Fifteen families whose loved ones have died in custody have united together in solidarity, calling for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to meet with them face to face on the 30 year anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

Urgent scrutiny of police powers and urgent access for legal observers at Djab Wurrung sacred trees site

Human rights and legal organisations have condemned a police operation targeting Djab Wurrung protestors who are protecting sacred Djab Wurrung trees in Victoria and are calling for urgent scrutiny of police powers and access for legal observers to monitor police actions during the protest.