Western Australia on Trial Over Death in Custody
Levitt Robinson Solicitors is currently running a class action in the Federal Court of Australia, claiming damages on behalf of First Nation’s people who were locked up under West Australia’s now defunct Fines Enforcement legislation.
First Nation’s men were 11 times over-represented, and First Nation’s women 18 times overrepresented, because of the government policy.
The class action is claiming damages for indirect racial discrimination under the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.
If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander man or woman who went to jail for fine default between 1 January 2014 until 20 June 2020 register with us now.
This is a no-win, no-fee class action.
The class action was filed in the name of the late Julieka Dhu, who was just 22 years old when she died in custody in police lock-up for unpaid fines, under the now defunct Fines Enforcement Legislation.
FINES ENFORCEMENT WA – MS DHU
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