As Australians take to the streets in Perth and Sydney in solidarity with the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests in the US, Aboriginal legal services say there are solutions that can be implemented in Australia now.

One of the key recommendations from the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was the creation of custody notification services, requiring police to call an Aboriginal legal service when an Indigenous person is taken into custody.

But Queensland, Tasmania and South Australia are yet to implement the service, and others require better funding to be effective, says the co-chair of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services, Nerita Waight.