NTER Took the Children Away

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Arena Printing and Publishing Pty Ltd
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Arena Magazine, 2017, (148), pp. 21 - 25
Issue Date:
2017-06-19
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Almost ten years after the Northern Territory Intervention was rolled out, the federal government was made aware of Aboriginal child abuse. It’s not the kind of abuse that ostensibly precipitated the Intervention. It’s more a symptom of the Intervention. The abuse was broadcast on the ABC’s Four Corners in July 2016 and included images of large, stocky white men beating Aboriginal children, spraying tear gas in their faces and all over their bodies, caging them in isolated cells, and trapping their heads in hoods and their wrists and ankles in shackles. This abuse took place in youth detention.
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