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After the death in custody of Dunghutti man David Dungay Jr, his family seek justice

Breathless: the death of David Dungay Jr The Guardian

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After the death in custody of Dunghutti man David Dungay Jr, his family seek justice

    After the inquest, David Dungay's family say they're still searching for justice - Breathless podcast

    After the inquest, David Dungay's family say they're still searching for justice - Breathless podcast

    Last week the Dungay family heard from the coroner, when he handed down his findings into the death of their loved one, David Dungay Jr. This week, the family wants you to hear from David one last time. We go through the coroner’s report and hear the phone calls David made to his sister and mother less than an hour before he died

    • 17 min
    David Dungay inquest resumes but will it be delayed again? – Breathless podcast

    David Dungay inquest resumes but will it be delayed again? – Breathless podcast

    In a courthouse in Lidcombe in Sydney’s west, a mother walks in to listen to the inquest into the death of her son, but this isn’t the first time she’s heard the court discuss David Dungay Jnr’s death in custody. It has been more than seven months since the court ran out of time to finish this inquest and she has been waiting with her family to finally tell their story. In this episode of Breathless we speak to Leetona Dungay about coming back to Sydney for this inquest. Reporters Helen Davidson and Taylor Fuller discuss what we can expect from witnesses and the likelihood the family’s testimony will be delayed again

    • 11 min
    Episode 4: justice delayed – Breathless podcast

    Episode 4: justice delayed – Breathless podcast

    At the end of a gruelling two weeks, the Dungay family are told that they will have to wait another year for the answers they crave. We look back at the final few days of the hearings, and discuss the damning evidence presented about attempts to resuscitate David Listen to Breathless, episode 1: Just a breath away Listen to Breathless, episode 2: Brothers Listen to Breathless, episode 3: Life Inside

    • 11 min
    Episode 3: Life Inside – Breathless podcast

    Episode 3: Life Inside – Breathless podcast

    After the funeral, David’s sisters try and rebuild their family and themselves and we discover more about the use of chemical restraint in detention. Listen to Breathless, episode 1: Just a breath away Listen to Breathless, episode 2: Brothers

    • 19 min
    Breathless, episode 2: The death in custody of David Dungay Jr

    Breathless, episode 2: The death in custody of David Dungay Jr

    Indigenous man David Dungay Jr died in Sydney’s Long Bay jail after a disagreement about a packet of biscuits. His death raises questions about the use of medical restraint and tranquillisers. As the men in the family prepare to lay Dungay to rest, we find out more about the use of the sedative Midazolam Listen to Breathless, episode 1: The death in custody of David Dungay Jr

    • 23 min
    Breathless, episode 1: The death in custody of David Dungay

    Breathless, episode 1: The death in custody of David Dungay

    Indigenous man David Dungay Jr died in Sydney’s Long Bay jail after a disagreement about a packet of biscuits. His death raises questions about the use of medical restraint and tranquillisers. Here his family describe CCTV footage which captured the last moments of David’s life

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

Jaques James ,

Educational and important !

An extremely relevant and thought provoking series. A great example of quality produced investigative journalism.

trish10114 ,

We need to all listen to this

Thank you for this story. I had heard a bit in the news about the inquest, but not as much as needed. David Dungay Jr’s story needs to be heard. the producers and presenters have done an excellent job here. Gentle and incisive, respectful and probing. Listening to David Dungay Jr’s last moments and hearing the excuses was chilling and deeply disturbing.

oscar.dean ,

Must listen - a chilling tale of heartbreak and injustice in Australia

This is a must listen. This chilling series explores the death of David Dungay Jr in prison, and more broadly the rampant number of Indigenous deaths in custody. It’s a topic that brings shame upon all of us united as one people, and that must be considered by all - there needs to be justice for David and the countless other lives needlessly lost.

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