Another tragic death of First Nations woman

Australian Greens

Diane Miller’s tragic death yesterday is just another case of senseless violence against First Nations women. The rate of these occurrences is a national shame.

As stated by WA Greens Senator and Yamatji-Noongar Woman Dorinda Cox:

“The fact that this violent tragedy happened so close to Cassius Turvey’s death is extremely upsetting for our community.

“Such a brutal attack occurring in the middle of the ’16 days in WA’ is highly distressing. The reason the ’16 days of Activism’ campaign exists is to stop the high rates of gendered violence.

“The unacceptable deaths of First Nations women such as this, is the reason I initiated an Inquiry into Missing and Murdered First Nations Women and Children in the Senate. We cannot continue to allow this to happen.

“I encourage family members who have been through similar tragedies to please make a submission to the Inquiry. We want to hear from you, it’s only through sharing our grief and loss that we can find solutions and stop this senseless loss of life. Submissions close on the 12th of December.”

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