Culture being used as ‘political football’ when it comes to protecting neglected children

“This is something that’s emotional for many Territorians and I don’t like that argument about culture in some respects because we do want strong culture but I think it gets used as part of a blame game or a political football.”

During a visit to Katherine earlier this month Mr Shorten said too many Aboriginal children were being removed from their families and stressed the need for them to remain connected to culture.

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