Statement of condolence for Cassius Turvey’s family and community

Joint statement from Commissioner Oscar, Commissioner Tan, and Commissioner Hollonds

We are deeply saddened by the death of 15-year-old Cassius Turvey last week in Perth.

As this matter is before the courts, it would not be appropriate for us to make comment on the circumstances surrounding Cassius’s passing.

We do, however want to acknowledge the deep sense of loss and pain being experienced by Cassius’s family and community and to take a stand with them to assert that every child in this country has a right to be able to walk home from school without fear of violence, and that we all have a responsibility to make that right a reality.

– June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

– Chin Tan, Race Discrimination Commissioner

– Anne Hollonds, National Children’s Commissioner

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