Tanya Day’s coronial inquest to consider impact of systemic racism

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The case of Aunty Tanya Day’s death in custody after being arrested with a public drunkenness charge has reverberated around Australia.

It is now becoming clearer which direction the coronial inquest into Tanya Day’s death will take – as her family puts it to the court that systemic racism needs to be accounted for.

The Human Rights Law Centre are acting for the family of Tanya Day. Their Legal Director, Ruth Barson, spoke to Indre McGlinn for this story.

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