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Australia Lawyers that won $30m Palm Island pitch to represent Yuendumu

10:15  18 november  2019
10:15  18 november  2019 Source:   theage.com.au

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One senior representative feared a new legal team may look at Yuendumu as a "cash cow". Lawyers who won a historic class action against the Queensland government over the death of an Aboriginal man on Palm Island may take up the case of the man allegedly shot dead by a Northern

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WARNING: This story contains images of a dead Aboriginal person.

The lawyers who secured a historic $30 million payout over the infamous death of an Aboriginal man in police custody are seeking to represent the community of Yuendumu and the family of Kumanjayi Walker after he was shot dead by Northern Territory police.

a man wearing glasses: Lex Wotton led a class action against the Queensland government,© Paul Harris Lex Wotton led a class action against the Queensland government,

The law firm, Levitt Robinson Solicitors, would seek multi-million dollar sums for both the family of the victim Kumanjayi Walker and the community of the town of Yuendumu, about 300 kilometres north-west of Alice Springs.

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A police officer has been charged with murder over the incident and has signalled he will plead not guilty.

Lawyer Stuart Levitt will next week travel to Yuendumu with Indigenous community leader Lex Wotton, who led protests in Queensland following the 2004 death in custody of Mulrunji Doomadgee at Palm Island.

A class action after a botched internal police investigation into the death eventually led to a $30 million compensation payout by the Queensland government.

Mr Levitt and Mr Wotton will seek to win the support of the victim's family and the community to take up their case.

"I want to work with Stewart Levitt and his firm to ensure that there is a just outcome for what the family of late Kumanjayi Walker and the community of Yuendumu have had to suffer," said Mr Wotton.

Man shot dead by police in remote NT community

  Man shot dead by police in remote NT community A man who was shot by police in the Northern Territory died before medical help could arrive, after health staff left town due to security concerns in the days before the incident. Around 7pm last night, two officers attended a residence in the community, 300km north-west of Alice Springs, to arrest a 19-year-old who had breached his parole. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

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The 2004 Palm Island death in custody incident relates to the death of Palm Island , Queensland resident, Cameron Doomadgee (tribal name: Mulrunji) on Friday, 19 November 2004 in a police cell.

"Police practices and procedures … have got to change, and justice has to be available to both black people and white people."

a man wearing a suit and tie: Kumanjayi Walker was allegedly shot dead by NT police.© AAP Kumanjayi Walker was allegedly shot dead by NT police.

The law firm's senior partner Stuart Levitt said his firm would be seeking multi-million dollar payouts for both the victim's family and the broader community of Yuendumu.

Mr Levitt, whose firm filed another class action on behalf of a remote NT community, said the case against the NT police was strong.

"What's the NT government doing having a town with no medical personnel on site at all for hundreds of kilometres?" he said.

"In that environment, for someone to discharge a firearm knowing there's no doctors beggars belief. This is about institutional black disadvantage … this isn't something that happens to one person, this is about the abomination that is the treatment of Indigenous people. It needs to be addressed."

The law firm would only seek to be reimbursed for its costs if the case was successful and would take no dividend reaped from any potential payout, Mr Levitt said.

However the class action may be backed by a litigation funder, which could pocket up to 20 per cent of any compensation, he said.

"We don't want money from victims of community. We want money, by hook or by crook, from the people who should be held accountable," he said.

Costs paid to his law firm totalled $3 million in the Palm Island case. He expected this figure to be "considerably less" in the Yuenmendu case, which he forecast would be shorter and simpler.

Inquiry into remote Aboriginal policing called for by NT independent politician .
An independent member of NT Parliament calls for an investigation into remote policing on Aboriginal land following the death of Kumanjayi Walker. The member for Nhulunbuy, Yingiya Mark Guyula, said he would table a motion in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly calling for more oversight of remote policing after the recent shooting death of a teenager in the remote community of Yuendumu.

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