“A system that needs to hear these women’s stories”: Indigenous women, police failures and intimate partner homicide

Monday, 5 June 2023 - 8:30am to Monday, 12 June 2023 - 9:00am
A white police car featuring the distinctive dark blue check pattern is parked next to a dark grey kerbside under orange street lights. Dark blue text on the side of the car reads Police


This week on the program we speak with Professor Kyllie Cripps (@CrippsKyllie), Director of Monash Indigenous Studies Centre and Palawa woman, about new research she has published on systemic racism embedded in the deaths of 151 Aboriginal women.

Kyllie’s research examines police failures in relation to their role as first responders to situations of intimate partner violence against Indigenous women.

Her article Indigenous women and intimate partner homicide in Australia: confronting the impunity of policing failures is published in Current Issues in Criminal Justice.


Our episode today has a content warning for intimate partner violence against Indigenous women and racism.


If you need support in relation to today's episode, you can contact:

Lifeline on 13 11 14

1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732

If you are an Aboriginal person in Victoria who is experiencing or has experienced family violence you can call Djirra on 1800 105 303

Monday 8:30am to 9:00am
A national feminist current affairs program for community radio. A gender analysis of contemporary issues, as well as in-depth analysis by a range of women and gender diverse people around Australia and internationally. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network (CRN).


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