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Here is a selection of my publications. Click on the title to view the whole text, or chose a category on the left.

  • A man who begged for help dies
    By: TONY KOCH THE diminutive Aboriginal woman was the last to leave the hospital room. She whispered a prayer, held her son's hand and kissed him gently on the forehead. Debbie Lampton then pushed the button that turned off the... read more
  • Mentally ill man cuffed, then dies
    By: TONY KOCH A MENTALLY ill father of three was handcuffed by police in a north Queensland hospital before suffering respiratory failure that claimed his life yesterday. Police Ethical Standards officers were due to meet today with the... read more
  • Surely this is a dream become a nightmare
    By: TONY KOCH COMMENT IMAGINE that in 2004 you were a teenager living on Palm Island. You hear that a fisherman you know as Mulrunji has been arrested for being drunk and swearing. You hear he has been taken to jail by a 190cm police... read more
  • Open Palm Is finding urged
    By: TONY KOCH Most of the circumstantial evidence against Chris Hurley is suspect, it is claimed THE coroner investigating the 2004 death in custody of Palm Island Aborigine Mulrunji Doomadgee is being encouraged to deliver an ``open... read more
  • Wrong to go public with absolution
    By: Tony Koch THE news that four prisoners have died in custody in Queensland in the past month -- three in the past week -- is cause for serious investigation and government response. There is no accusation at this stage that any prison... read more
  • Police union `usurps' Coroner
    By: TONY KOCH, ROSANNE BARRETT THE Queensland Police Union has declared its members have no case to answer over the state's fourth death in custody in a month, provoking criticism yesterday that it was usurping the role of the Coroner. QPU... read more
  • Lawyer bias claim at Doomadgee inquest
    By: TONY KOCH A KEY police witness to the alleged watchhouse bashing of Palm Islander Mulrunji Doomadgee admitted yesterday his representation by the same lawyer who acted for a colleague later charged over the death could be seen as... read more
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