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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