- Aurukun rape of 10-year old -

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  • Anti-drinks man ordered to leave town
    By: Tony Koch BEING partner to the local mayor's cousin wasn't enough to protect Daniel Bracegirdle when he challenged Aurukun Shire Council over calls to reopen its notorious beer canteen: after spending a decade in the remote north... read more
  • Truth-tellers take charge
    By: INGA CLENDINNEN INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS The Politics of Suffering: Indigenous Australia and the End of the LiberalConsensus By Peter Sutton Melbourne University Press, 280pp, $34.99 PETER Sutton delivered the public lecture that gives... read more
  • Girl gang rape haunted me: Chief Justice
    By: Sarah Elks IN a rare emotional insight, Queensland's Chief Justice has revealed he was ``deeply, personally affected'' by the case of a 10-year-old girl who was gang-raped in Aurukun -- the ``most difficult'' of his judicial career. In... read more
  • Our writer takes out top News Award
    THE Australian's Tony Koch was last night awarded the major prize at the 4th annual News Awards, capping off an evening of success for the newspaper in a number of categories. Koch was awarded the Sir Keith Murdoch Award for Excellence in Journalism... read more
  • Our writers honoured
    THE Australian has scooped the Queensland Media Awards, with Tony Koch named as Queensland journalist of the year. Koch, The Australian's chief reporter in Queensland, took out Saturday night's top prize after winning three other major awards. He and... read more
  • NT plan takes in children on Cape
    THE federal intervention into the Northern Territory indigenous communities has spread in part to Queensland, with an Australian Crime Commission taskforce taking over the investigation of alleged child abuse and neglect. A preliminary, unannounced... read more
  • Shred of good news in a sad story
    COMMENT THE single pleasing aspect of the Aurukun Nine case is that the pediatric surgeon who has been treating the victim, now aged 13, reports that she is ``doing well'', with restored health, and is living in safety with a family away from the... read more
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