I hear where Peter is coming from there. I fear …

Comment on The stolen child who went to university by James T Smerk.

I hear where Peter is coming from there. I fear the Government is far too concerned with being labeled something (by people who want to remain ignorant of what is going on) instead of doing what is right for children.
While I appreciate it is important to never let go of the culture and keep it strong, how do you think kids are going to do that are brought up by absent or alcoholic parents, in an environment where they might be raped or married off at an extremely young age, their families don’t see the importance of school by making them attend every day and they have no safe home to go to at night.
It is very obvious this isn’t the case for a very large portion of Aboriginal kids but for the few that this is a daily life struggle, they need help, and now.
Saying they need to remain with family to keep their culture is just saying turn the other cheek and allow all of the above to happen. Imagine these were you kids.

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