Greens seek inquiry into Doomadgee death: "This is Australia 2006, not Alabama 1906."

Submitted by Webmaster on Wed, 20/12/2006 - 09:51

Mulrunji Doomadgee photo courtesy ABCGreens leader Bob Brown says he'll ask the federal government to back a royal commission into the death of Aboriginal man Mulrunji Doomadgee on Queensland's Palm Island.

Queensland Director of Public Prosecutions Leanne Clare this week announced charges would not be laid against Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley over the November 19, 2004 death of 36-year-old Mulrunji.

The ruling followed the finding in September by Deputy State Coroner Christine Clements that Snr Sgt Hurley had struck Mulrunji and caused his fatal injuries at the police station on Palm Island, off Townsville.

"I will ask the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, to seek government backing for a royal commission to investigate both the death at the Palm Island police station and the Queensland decision not to prosecute the police officer involved," Senator Brown said in a statement.

"This is Australia 2006, not Alabama 1906."

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