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Grant Goldman Editorial Wednesday 31 May 2017

INCARCERATION OF YOUNG Indigenous AUSTRALIANS In August 2016 on this program in response to allegations of abuse in the Northern Territory correctional system I spoke about closing the gap. I stated that all Australians of goodwill are keen to find cost-effective ways of closing the gap between Indigenous Australians and the rest of us. I pointed out that one of the most glaring examples of the width of this divisive gap is the excessively large number of young indigenous Australians who are behind bars. The first questions we need to ask are about illiteracy.  How many of the youngsters,

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INCARCERATION OF YOUNG AUSTRALIANS

All Australians of goodwill are keen to find cost-effective ways of closing the gap between Indigenous Australians and the rest of us.  One of the most glaring examples of the width of this divisive gap is the excessively large number of young indigenous Australians who are behind bars. This situation has been brought into focus by allegations of abuse in the Northern Territory correctional system, and we can hope that the Royal Commission will be a positive contribution. The first questions we need to ask are about illiteracy.  How many of the youngsters, mostly male, who are incarcerated around