The reality, the ‘truth’ of this situation, is that there is no way in the world white Australian children would be detained in such a place. This really is apartheid. How has Australia descended this low?
The malaise that besets the NT legal system is symptomatic of Australia’s fall from grace as a country.
It is a blight on our nation that we continue to lock up Aboriginal children when we should be keeping them on Country.
It is no longer an overworked, under-resourced and at times chaotic legal system. It is now not fit for purpose and has become a depraved jailing machine consuming Aboriginal men, women and children at an ever-increasing rate.
The inconvenient truth about prisons—that they fail us, harm us—has become a painful reality. COVID-19 gives us an opportunity to change.
Is it OK to make jokes about rape in prison?
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