Additional NT Police Results in More Abuse Reports

Under the Northern Territory intervention reported child abuse and neglect cases in
Aboriginal communities have more than doubled in the last two years.

1 Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin released new figures indicating 18 communities benefiting from additional police account for 84 per cent of the increase in the number of child abuse and neglect reports made to police. Sue Gordon who heads the intervention said the Northern Territory aren't on top of childprotection and need to assist children who are still suffering. Ms Macklin said there is slow progress but there is some improvement.

Posted via email from 4ZZZ News

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