As Kevin Rudd's daily television appearances have less and less impact on a disillusioned public he has decided to have more of them. Plus, dreaded independent inquiries and other political news.
QLD Police Commissioner Bob Atkins needs to be held accountable for the terrible injustice occurring in his police force, particularly with those involved in the death of Mulrungi Doomadgee on Palm Island, writes Tony Koch.
This latest inquest into the death of Mulrunji Doomadgee is being watched by Indigenous people around the nation for one simple reason: it represents the best chance yet for justice over an Aboriginal death in custody.
In the Northern Territory, 83 per cent of the prison population is Indigenous, while Western Australia jails black males at more than eight times the rate of South Africa during Apartheid.