The historic class action by the Palm Island community against the Queensland government over the actions of police following a riot in 2004 has resumed after a five-month adjournment.
The claim is being lead by Lex, Agnes and Cecilia Wotton. Lex was jailed for two years for inciting the riot.
"If the outcome is in favour of the community it will definitely set a very important precedent," solicitor Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz, from law firm Levitt Robinson, tells BuzzFeed News.
Formerly with BuzzFeed News, Allan Clarke is a NITV reporter based in Sydney.
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