Tuesday, July 10, 2007


As noted earlier, West Australian Premier Alan Carpenter prematurely claimed success in tackling problems in remote Aboriginal communities, even offering to provide expert assistance to the federal government. Recent events have prompted federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Mal Brough to offer assistance to WA:
The federal government has offered Western Australia military help if necessary to support a state crackdown on indigenous child sex abuse, after six men were charged with offences against young girls.

Mr Brough said anecdotal evidence suggested serious problems in WA, perhaps worse than in the territory.

"All of the anecdotal evidence that has come to me from people that have spoken to me in Western Australia, through the Pilbara and the Kimberley is that this is a widespread problem in Western Australia," he said.

"Some would say go as far as to say it is even worse than that is occurring in the NT.

"It doesn't really matter about the degrees, there are children being hurt, there are means that we can put to stopping that and we don't have to wait years in order to give children that protection.
The Howard government has acted to solve the pressing problem while the left continues to want to talk about the problem. Maybe the lefties will organize a concert.


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