PM washes his hands of NT child abuse

June 15, 2018

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the Northern Territory Government has not done enough to prevent the sexual abuse of young children in Australia's remote and indigenous communities.

Almost four months after the rape of a two-year-old girl in Tennant Creek in February, Mr Turnbull addressed the issue publicly for the first time on Wednesday – which isn’t good enough says Conservative Party leader Cory Bernardi, who, himself, may be part-Aboriginal.

The NT News reports, the girl and her family were subject to 52 notifications to child protection authorities in the 16 years leading up to the rape, but the girl remained in the care of her mother.

Senator Bernardi has told Ben Fordham on Sky News he is disgusted with what’s going on in Australia’s indigenous communities.

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