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Study finds Indigenous children 8 times more likely to be abused

sharron williamsAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were eight times more likely to be the subject of abuse and neglect than non-Indigenous kids, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Chairperson of the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care, Sharron Williams said the report showed an already serious situation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 March 2013 11:24

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Tensions at Doomadgee ease as community holds police protest

murrandoo yannerA peaceful protest and positive talks have defused tensions in the far north Queensland Indigenous community of Doomadgee.

About 100 people marched through the streets of Doomadgee in the Gulf of Carpentaria last week to protest the arrest of a man accused of breaking a female police officer's nose.

A similar number of people went to the local police station after the man was arrested over...

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 March 2013 11:23

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