NDRI Aboriginal Research Leader gives evidence at Coronial inquest

June 2024

NDRI Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program Leader Dr Jocelyn Jones recently gave evidence at the Coronial inquest into the death of Yamatji, Noongar, Wongi and Pitjantjatjara woman Heather Calgaret.

Ms. Calgaret died in custody in Victoria in November 2021.

The four-week inquest examined Victoria’s parole system, the availability of mental health and other support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and if Ms. Calgaret had access to culturally safe care during her incarceration.

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