The chair of the First Nations Foundations says governments need to think of the ramifications when rushing through changes to the justice system.
The comment follows the release of Victorian Coroner Simon McGregor’s report into the death in custody of Gunditjmara/Dja Dja Wurrung woman Veronica Nelson in 2020.
Coroner McGregor said Ms Nelson’s death was preventable and called for bail law reform.
Victoria made it’s bail laws tougher following the Bourke Street attack in 2017, however the laws have since disproportionately affected First Nations people.
Chair of the First Nations Foundation, Ian Hamm told the ABC he hopes the government implements the recommendations.