GONE FOR A SONG – A death in Custody on Plam Island

GONE FOR A SONG
A Death in Custody on Palm Island
By Jeff Waters
Published by ABC BOOKS, May 2008, rrp $24.95

“A new book, written by a journalist who closely followed the story of the death in custody of Mulrunji on Palm Island in 2004, is calling for the full release of compelling evidence which is still being kept secret. Gone for a Song tells, for the first time, the full story about the first indigenous death in custody to result in a police officer charged for manslaughter. ” (blurb)


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“Gone for a Song is a scathing critique on Australias police and judicial system. Along the way Jeff Waters discovers not only a problematic investigation, but a community reeling from yet another
blow in a long line of injustices which stem from the time that dislocated Aboriginal people were taken to Palm Island from their native lands. The Palm Islanders have been left, neglected, for
almost a century, with no industry, no jobs, and little hope.

Gone for a Song is a call out for justice, and brings a fresh, new perspective on one of the most debated cases in recent Queensland politics.

ABOUT JEFF WATERS:
Jeff Waters has spent the last 20 years working as a newspaper, radio and television journalist in six Australian cities and more than 20 countries. He has worked for ABC News and Current Affairs in
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Darwin and also for Associated Press Television and CNN. He has won several awards, most recently the Queensland Media Awards Best TV Current Affairs Report (2005 and 2006) and Best Radio Current Affairs (2006). He is currently a Senior Correspondent for the ABCs Australia Network satellite TV news service and lives in Melbourne.”

JEFF WATERS IS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW, PLEASE CONTACT:

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