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The Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister says the findings of a report into child sex abuse in Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory are an absolute disgrace.
The grim report, released in Darwin today, outlines 97 recommendations and points to alcohol and a lack of education as the biggest contributors to child sex abuse.
The report found Indigenous children are acting out what they have seen in pornographic material and it recommends the tightening of pornography legislation.
Mal Brough says child protection is a state and territory responsibility despite the Commonwealth already injecting $130 million into the problem.
"This is a national disgrace, it's a disaster and it is something that should never happen in this country," he said.
"We should all find it absolutely abhorrent and should be doing everything in our power to fix it."
Mr Brough has also refused to back down from his comments that paedophile rings are operating in Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.
The report outlines allegations of sex trades and juvenile prostitution but does not mention paedophile rings.
Mal Brough disagrees and says you just have to look at the evidence.
"In the last two months, 13 out of [an] approximate adult population of 90 have been charged with child sex offences against children as young as three with the main offence being penetration of a girl under 13," he said.
The Minister for Central Australia says it is time for everyone to stop making excuses and tackle child sex abuse in Indigenous communities.
"[It is a] big wake-up call, the responsibility as I say is with us all, as of this day forward we shouldn't go around making excuses."
from wikipedia the definition of the stolen generation -
"Stolen Generation is the term commonly used to mean the Australian Aboriginal children who were removed from their families by Australian government agencies and church missions between approximately 1900 and 1972. Originally considered child welfare, the practice is today perceived by many as a gross human rights violation, having wrought extensive family and cultural damage.