Karla Grant: the Voice to Parliament is the biggest issue facing Australia

As SBS's Living Black marks its 20th anniversary, journalist and host Karla Grant discusses her career and the value of never giving up.

As early as age 13, a deep and unmovable sense of social justice was instilled in Western Arrernte woman Karla Grant. She recalls standing at the front door of her Adelaide home, where she and several family members lived. There she faced police officers who were unfairly targeting her family, while her uncles ran and hid in the back shed. The police would routinely use petty offences, like unpaid parking fines, as an excuse to lock Aboriginal people up. Witnessing this brazen racism and abuse of power at the hands of police played a large part in Karla’s resolve to pursue a career in journalism.

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