Opinion

Stop stealing Aboriginal kids from their families

Jenna Price
By Jenna Price
Updated July 1 2021 - 4:57pm, first published June 4 2020 - 6:30pm

Proportionally, we are the most incarcerated people on the planet. We are not an innately criminal people. Our children are aliened from their families at unprecedented rates. This cannot be because we have no love for them. And our youth languish in detention in obscene numbers. They should be our hope for the future.

- The Uluru Statement from the Heart

There is one way we can stop Aboriginal deaths in custody. Governments already know what they can do to make the change. But they don't. We must stop stealing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families.

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Jenna Price

Jenna Price is a Canberra Times columnist and a visiting fellow at the Australian National University.

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