“Third world scenes” among Australian Aborigines


"In the heart of this first world I found scenes more reminiscent of the third world. That Indigenous peoples experience human rights violations on a continent of such privilege is not merely disheartening, it is morally outrageous. The moral imperative to eradicate such poverty is no less an imperative on government than to eliminate torture."

The comments of Irene Khan, Amnesty International Secretary General, after visiting Aborigines in central Australia.

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