Suspended Queensland crown prosecutor, Steve Carter, asks Australians not to forget “that little girl” (Melbourne Herald Sun, December 14, 2007).
Numerous girls, little and big, are sexually abused daily – not just in Aurukun, but all over Australia.
What is to be done?
Social workers still describe indigenous children fostered by white families as another “Stolen Generation”.
Jenny Macklin, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, says she’s formulating a national apology from the heart of the “Stolen Generation”.
Meanwhile, the uncle of the Aurukun victim says sexual assaults are so bad in his community that he would support a Northern Territory-style intervention.
Let’s do it nation-wide.
Plus an apology perhaps for all those children we should have “stolen”, but didn’t, who, have since suffered abuse.
Dr Arnold Jago,