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Failing children: foster care over adoption

Failing children: foster care over adoption

The idea that abusive and neglectful parents should have a "natural right" to consent over issues of adoption is inconsistent with these agencies' responsibility to act in "the best interests of the child", writes Toby O'Brien.

Where was the outrage over the Teen Kings of Werribee sentencing?

Where was the outrage over the Teen Kings of Werribee sentencing?

The more reporting that comes out about the Aurukun case, the more questions appear – though no-one is asking them in many of the mainstream media outlets, writes Guy Rundle.