First people then and now

Australia’s indigenous women locked up at ‘skyrocketing’ rate

Sydney (dpa) – Indigenous women in Australia are being locked up at a “skyrocketing” rate, a new report released on Monday said, accusing the government of overlooking a “national crisis” that was causing immeasurable harm. The incarceration rate for indigenous women has risen nearly 250 per cent since a 1991 report by the Royal Commission into…