The coroner involved in the inquest into the death in police custody of Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day will make a decision within four weeks about whether systemic racism can be included in the scope of the inquest.
In December 2017, Tanya Day was taken off a train in Castlemaine Victoria, arrested and locked up for being drunk in a public place.
While being held In custody, Ms Day fell and hit her head on a number of occasions causing a brain haemorrhage that she later died from.
Lawyer Monique Hurley from the Human Rights Law Centre says at the first directions hearing, the Coroner said that she will recommend the offence of public drunkenness be abolished in Victoria,,
Ms Hurley says the coroners decision around systemic racism could have great significance across Australia.
Listen to the full interview with lawyer Monique Hurley and Paul Wiles here :
Photograph of Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day with her daughter Apryl Watson Day supplied by family.