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NT judge compares Indigenous offender to ‘primitive person’

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Greg Borchers, previously sanctioned in 2017, also tells mother she probably ‘abandoned your kids in that great Indigenous fashion’A Northern Territory judge has told an Indigenous mother she probably got drunk on pension day and “abandoned your kids in that great Indigenous fashion”, and compared an Aboriginal domestic violence offender to a “primitive person dragging his woman out of the cage”.The local court judge, Greg Borchers, who was sanctioned for inappropriate comments in 2017, also openly pondered whether “some important anthropological literature” would one day help explain “Indigenous laissez-faire parenting” and “why it is that people abandon their children on such a regular basis”. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jul/18/nt-judge-compares-indigenous-offender-to-primitive-person

Author : Christopher Knaus

Publish date : 2019-07-18 04:44:42

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