WARNING: This story contains graphic content that some readers may find upsetting. A 25-year-old woman is charged with murder after allegedly decapitating her mother during a violent argument, witnessed by a four-year-old relative, at St Clair in Sydney's west overnight.
A Northern Territory judge previously sanctioned for harsh and gratuitous remarks from the bench has criticised other Aboriginal defendants. A legal body says the comments are clearly offensive but has not yet decided to make any formal complaint.
The head of the Australian Law Society says comments by Alice Springs Judge Greg Borchers were racist because they are disparaging, discriminatory and offensive, insulting and humiliating to Indigenous Australians based solely on their race.