Mock Court sessions held in Newman

Imagine being in a foreign country where you cannot speak the language, then being arrested and tried in court for something you cannot understand, and being thrown into prison hundreds of kilometres away from your family.

That is still the experience of many Indigenous people in Australia.

In remote Western Australia, a series of mock court sessions using traditional Martu Wangka language is attempting to bridge the language and knowledge difficulties faced by local Indigenous offenders when they turn up in court.

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