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Wayne Morrison's family questions secrecy over his death | The Saturday Paper

4.2.17

Wayne Morrison's family questions secrecy over his death | The Saturday Paper: The magistrate looked puzzled as to what the piece of paper meant, but it was obvious something had gone wrong. Wayne Morrison, a 29-year-old Aboriginal man and father to a little girl, wouldn’t be appearing for his home detention bail application as planned. Unable or unwilling to say much more, the magistrate advised the family to contact Yatala Labour Prison, where Morrison had been on remand for the previous six days.

It was the beginning of an anguished struggle by the family against an encompassing edifice of secrecy. As they waited in court that day, Morrison lay seriously injured. In three days, he would be dead. His family would spend that first day frantically searching for answers as to their loved one’s situation – only to face even greater questions in the months ahead.


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