Jacinta Price is squarely aiming her campaign on child protection at Aboriginal people and says she has "a lot of support from the Aboriginal community" but this was not in evidence at her recent rally. KIERAN FINNANE reports, including on expert analysis of elevated STI rates amongst young Aboriginal people.
Commissioner Mick Gooda says “not once" have Aboriginal communities raised "underage marriage” as a problem, but did he ask, challenged former Minister for Families and Children John Elferink, whose concern is backed by Jacinta Price. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
On one side of the ledger, victims, women in the main and girls, punched, kicked, pulled by the hair, beaten with sticks, threatened, terrorised, robbed. On the other side, perpetrators, all girls, and in many ways victims too. In four out of five cases, neglect by their families substantially contributed to their offending. KIERAN FINNANE reports.