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Palaszczuk government faced internal revolt over Palm Island appeal | Australia news | The Guardian

5.2.17

Palaszczuk government faced internal revolt over Palm Island appeal | Australia news | The Guardian: The fate of the government’s appeal, filed at the direction of the attorney general, Yvette D’Ath, now rests again with the cabinet, which will decide whether to continue the legal action.

The cabinet is expected to make a fresh decision after considering further legal advice to be received from the former solicitor-general Walter Sofronoff.

The federal court ruled last month that police unlawfully discriminated against the island’s Indigenous residents during a death in custody investigation and their handling of subsequent riots in 2004.


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