Saving the Children.

Jesse Marlow — Oculi

Growing risk Almost half the N.T.'s under-12s are of indigenous background

For most of his eleven years in office, Australian Prime Minister John Howard has been accused of doing too little to right the problems of indigenous Australians. Not any more: now he's being criticized for attempting too much, after announcing the most startling government intervention in Aboriginal affairs in decades. A week after an inquiry released its appalling findings on the rampant sexual abuse of Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory, home to 12% of Australia's 455,000 indigenous people, Howard on June 21 outlined a plan to tackle what he says is "akin to a national emergency." Just a few days...

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