Friday, 12 November 2010

Collective apathy: alcohol and child abuse in the NT

The NT Government’s recent report on child protection, ‘Growing them Strong,Together ‘blames the three 'G's' - grog, ganga and gambling for the tsunami of child neglect and abuse in Indigenous communities in the Territory.But according to this ABC report, equally to blame is collective apathy. What has been tolerated in Aboriginal communities would never have been tolerated in the major cities and towns of Australia.

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