The Saturday Paper
Thank you for your editorial “Brute force” (September 17-23). By the time I reached the conclusion, I felt my own deep sadness and despair on this front had been given voice.
We need a (recurring) policing summit to bring all parties together to confront the institutional racism and sexism that underpins so much violence against First Peoples and the inept response to domestic violence and mental illness. We need a national approach to education, training and support for our police and better funding to ensure its ongoing implementation and efficacy. Without a focused and committed national approach, cultural change will never happen.
– Liz Morris, Kambah, ACT