‘Horrific’ First Nations missing and murdered cases to be focus of Australia-wide inquiry

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Dorinda Cox, a Greens senator from WA pictured here in October 2021, moved a motion for the inquiry in November last year but progress stalled before the federal election. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA


A Senate inquiry will examine the ‘mounting’ rates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and children.

Australia | 4 aug. 2022

A landmark parliamentary inquiry will investigate the “horrific, extensive and unacceptable” rates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and children in Australia.

The WA Greens senator, Dorinda Cox, successfully moved a motion for the inquiry in November, saying the high rates of violence experienced by First Nations women and children were unacceptable, but progress on the inquiry stalled before the federal election.

“During that time we’ve had horrific, extensive and unacceptable rates of violence against First Nations women and children in this country and the missing cases and reports of our women keep mounting,” Cox, a former…

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