Society

Banishing the Men

ON A RECENT SBS Insight program discussing the federal government’s Intervention in the Northern Territory, Des Rogers, an Aboriginal man, pointed out that Aboriginal men had been completely disenfranchised. Tony Abbott added that in a welfare-dependent community, men had no role because there was no work. Rogers said there had been no engagement with Aboriginal men by the task force, that there was now no Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) program, and that the only facilities available for Aboriginal men were the prisons. Jenny Brockie, the moderator of Insight, added that it was Aboriginal men who were the perpetrators. Apparently…

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