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Sly grog targeted as Aurukun families are told it’s safe to return

Sly grog targeted as Aurukun families are told it’s safe



As calm is restored in troubled Cape York community, alcohol strategy in spotlightThe Queensland government has said it will take new steps to tackle sly grogging – smuggling alcohol into “dry” Aboriginal communities – in the wake of violence that erupted in the troubled Cape York community of Aurukun after the stabbing death of a 37-year-old man on New Year’s Day.More than 100 people fled the violence, in which at least six buildings burned to the ground and two more were “rendered uninhabitable” in a “vengeance-seeking exercise”, according to a police superintendent, Geoff Sheldon. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jan/15/sly-grog-targeted-as-aurukun-families-are-told-its-safe-to-return

Author : Lorena Allam Indigenous affairs editor

Publish date : 2020-01-15 02:49:25

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