Ms Dhu death: doctor who declared Aboriginal woman fit to be detained fined $30,000

Ms Dhu death: doctor who declared Aboriginal woman fit to be detained fined $30,000

The Guardian

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WA tribunal finds Vafa Naderi’s examination of Yamatji woman before she died ‘inadequate’ but doctor is not suspended

A doctor who declared an Aboriginal woman fit to be detained before she died in police custody has been ordered to pay a $30,000 fine for providing inadequate and “substantially” below-standard care.

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia declared on Friday that the 2014 death in custody of Ms Dhu “demonstrates the serious and tragic consequences of racism in our health and justice system”.

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