When the Black Lives Matter protests swept the globe in 2020, it shone a spotlight on Australia’s legacy of Aboriginal deaths in custody. It was a subject journalist Amy McQuire had written about extensively. Amy McQuire was the Australia Institute’s Writer in Residence recipient for 2020 and in this episode she discusses her upcoming book ‘The Water Behind Us’, a journalistic investigation into the wrongful conviction of Aboriginal man Kevin Henry, as well as talking at the systemic issues within in our justice system that contributed to his wrongful conviction.
Recorded live on 17 February 2021 as part of the Australia Institute webinar series.
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Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
Guest: Amy McQuire
Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions
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