The Monday 24 October 2022 ABC’s Four Corners episode told the stories of three Indigenous women and the events leading up to their shocking deaths. These stories are hard to hear, but we all owe it to these women to listen.
“Enough is enough, we’re all sick of hurting, sick of crying and we’ve all literally had enough.” – relative of murdered indigenous woman
In Australia, Aboriginal women are among the most victimised groups in the world, murdered up to 12 times the national average. Their deaths rarely make the headlines.
The investigation by Bridget Brennan, a Dja Dja Wurrung and Yorta Yorta woman and the ABC’s Indigenous Affairs Editor, was both devastating and vital viewing. It reveals the staggering number of First Nations women murdered in the last 20 years, and the systemic failures that have contributed to this national crisis.
Three First Nations women have come together to investigate this national crisis, Bridget Brennan is joined by producer Suzanne Dredge, a Wiradjuri woman, researcher Brooke Fryer, a Dharawal woman and Queensland Journalist of the Year Stephanie Zillman. In the absence of any official data, their research reveals for the first time the staggering number of Indigenous women who have been murdered in the last two decades.
WARNING: First Nations viewers are warned that the following program contains images of deceased persons.