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Palm Island, Death in Custody

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

Sam Watson
106 Norton Street

Total Signatures - 217

Sponsoring Member: Hon Mike Reynolds MP

Posting Date: 12/11/2008

Tabled Date: 12/11/2008

Responded By: Hon Kerry Shine MP on 18/12/2008

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
The petitions of the citizens of Queensland draws to the attention of the House the conviction of Lex Patrick Wotton on charges relating to the Palm Island riot on the 26th day of November, 2004. The petitioners believe that Lex Patrick Wotton is innocent and that he should not have been charged with the offences that he has now been convicted of. Your petitioners therefore request that the House implement an immediate Royal Commission into the Death in Custody of Mulrunjie Doomadgee in the Palm Island watch-house on the 19th of November, 2004 and all matters of interest that led to his death and the subsequent events. Your petitioners further request that all Aboriginal people who were convicted of offences relating to the Palm Island riot should be immediately pardoned for these offences.