I was with Daisy Ward on Saturday as we read together Debbie Guest's story 'Bush elder "killed by incompetence"' in The Weekend Australian for which Ms Ward had been interviewed.

The article reported on the ongoing inquest into the death of Daisy's cousin, Indigenous man 'Ribs' Ward (his family does not want his first name used for cultural reasons). Mr Ward died on 27 January, 2008, while being transported from the Laverton police lock-up to Goldfields Regional Prison, 360km away, by guards working for private corporation GSL.