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Parliamentary Inquiry called into Bowraville murders

The march on Macquarie St calling for justice for the families of the murdered Bowraville children.
The march on Macquarie St calling for justice for the families of the murdered Bowraville children.

THE NSW Upper House today voted unanimously in support of a parliamentary inquiry into the murder of three Aboriginal children at the Bowraville mission during the 1990s. 

Today's outcome in the Legislative Council serves as a milestone success for the grieving families of Colleen Walker-Craig, 16, Evelyn Greenup, 4, and Clinton Speedy-Duroux. 

Supporters of the families have protested for justice marching on Parliament House.

"It's a small step in the right direction," Colleen Walker Craig's mother Muriel Walker said. 

"I want them to know about how my life is, every day."

Colleen Walker’s mother Murial Craig Walker holds a picture of her daughter.
Colleen Walker’s mother Murial Craig Walker holds a picture of her daughter. Chris Graham

"The families and the community after 23 years must be heard by this house," said Greens MP David Shoebridge, who tabled the motion for the inquiry.

"It will be an extremely distressing and difficult inquiry for all participants on it, but more important for the family members and the community who come forward.

The standing committee inquiry will hear from the families of the three children, assess the police investigations into the murder cases and investigate the impact of the deaths on the community. 

 

The protest for Bowraville justice on Macquarie St.
The protest for Bowraville justice on Macquarie St.

Topics:  bowraville murders, nsw parliament



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