Thursday, June 22, 2006


Brough calls for indigenous abuse unit

`Indigenous Affairs Minister Mal Brough wants a national investigative unit set up to probe for cases of abuse in indigenous communities.

“I believe we need to have a national investigative unit … that can actually look at these crimes … right across these remote communities,” Mr Brough told ABC radio.

His comments follow further revelations of abuse in indigenous communities.

ABC television program, Lateline, reported on Wednesday night that Aboriginal men in the central Australian town Mutitjulu were keeping girls as young as five as sex slaves, and trading sex for petrol to be sniffed.’

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