There has been much hand wringing in Australia about the Stolen Generation.
Yet travesties in the juvenile justice system such as the ridiculous story will mean that a new generation of indigenous Australians continue to live in chains in this country.
Getting beyond the headline, the guts of this issue is:
'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youths aged 10 to 17 were nearly 30 times as likely to be in detention on an average day than other children nationally, according to data released this month by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. In WA, the figure is 45 times.'
Australia's shame and a definite hangover from a settler society that needed to dispose of the local populace to appropriate the land and mineral wealth.
When does our brutalisation of indigenous Australians become as big an issue as 'boat people'?