ABORIGINAL parents who do not send their children to school will be punished under a radical welfare experiment to be trialled in remote communities.
The idea, floated by indigenous leader, Noel Pearson, is to be voluntarily trialled in four remote communities. It's also designed to encourage Aborigines to seek work and get off the dole. Plus provide incentive payments for good behaviour. More power to them.
Meanwhile, Labor finally gets it,
LABOR will unveil a fundamental shift on Aboriginal policy today, abandoning its focus on land rights and other "politically correct" issues in favour of achieving pragmatic, "evidence-based" results.
Labor's indigenous affairs spokesman Chris Evans,
"Above all, the approach that Labor takes from here on will be driven by the evidence of what works and what does not."
Maybe Evans has been surfing the Indigenous Media Centre and simply can't deny the positive press releases heralding real progress for Aborigines. One can't argue with that.