Australia – where it’s ok to treat Indigenous people like this in 2012.
Michael Brull is one of the only mainstream Australian journalists writing honestly about the discriminatory and punitive nature of Government policy affecting Indigenous people.
‘As I keep writing , there is no evidence that the intervention has improved socio-economic conditions in Indigenous communities.
The Drum has so far featured a few replies to my articles – yet no response has yet refuted, let alone replied to this point. This apparent concession seems to me a significant one.
However, the fact that we’re spending billions of taxpayer dollars on a failing policy is not the only reason we should oppose the intervention. The intervention has meant the stigmatisation and humiliation of Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory. And it’s getting worse.’
Well worth reading the rest of Brull’s article here via 2012 or 1912? Stigmatising and humiliating Aboriginal parents – The Drum Opinion (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).