Social Issues

The Queen & Zak Grieve

Posted on: Mon 28 Aug 2017

In 2013, a young indigenous man named Zak Grieve from Katherine was sentenced to a minimum of 20 years jail for a murder that even the judge recognised he didn’t commit.

So why was he charged? Because of mandatory sentencing laws in the Northern Territory.

“Under the laws in the Northern Territory once you’re charged with murder, you can be found guilty even if you pull out unless you take every reasonable step to stop that murder from happening” said investigative reporter, Dan Box.

This alarming story has been turned into a six-part vodcast called “The Queen and Zak Grieve” which explores the complexities of this case and the issues with mandatory sentencing laws in the Northern Territory.

Creator of the series and award-winning reporter, Dan Box joined Jennie and Ian to chat about this new series and the need for reofmr of the Northern Territory’s mandatory sentencing laws.

You can watch “The Queen and Zak Grieve” here.

Produced by Milly Schultz-Boylen

Image sourced from Hannah Watkins Publicity

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