You know what has been annoying me of late: this story
Come on! She is a 10 year old girl. And to say essentially that she asked for it! Grrr...the system does it again! What makes this whole story worse is that she had been abused prior to this. Not only that, but she had been removed from her community and placed with foster carers: only to be returned once again because of the fact that the foster carers were non-indigenous and DOCS were afraid it would be seen as a 'stolen generation" case. GET OVER IT: surely the child's safety is more important.
But now the Premier wants an inquiry into the court decisions over the past few years in that area. I am sorry Premier, but that simply is not enough. As much as everyone tries to deny it, this is happening EVERYWHERE. One article I read said that if it happened to a "pretty white girl" the offenders would be thrown instantly into jail. Ha: yeah right. This country has national epidemic of lenient sentences handed to monsters. Whether you are black or white, this is happening. I suggest that instead an inquiry is run into both DOCS and the court system: and the very real environment of denial and "washing over" is exposed.
And then there is the case of the mother who dumped a newborn beside a highway. At this stage it isn't known whether the child was alive or dead at the time. She had had contact with DOCS days before, and they hadn't realized she was pregnant...Just shows you how observant they are. Makes you wonder hey?