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  1. On the brink

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... break for college students, and British teenagers are attracted by the drugs and dance parties of Ibiza and the Spanish costas each summer, it is only in Australia that so many adolescents party ... Nick Squires, SYDNEY It is an Australian rite of passage and involves sex, drugs, rock'n'roll and more sex. Tonight marks the climax of 'schoolies week', when tens ...

  2. Trouble in paradise as islanders burn police outpost

    Posted Nov 27th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... more than 40 separate tribes, who were forcibly removed from the mainland and relocated in church-run missions. Its current population of 4,000 Aborigines suffer from chronic drug and alcohol abuse, 90 per cent unemployment, and an average life expectancy of about 50. Queensland Premier Peter Beattie called for Aboriginal leaders to rein in the violence and await the results ...

  3. Camels to help haul aboriginal town out of poverty

    Posted Nov 21st 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney An impoverished aboriginal community in central Australia is finding salvation for its chronic drink and drug problems from an unusual source- wild camels. The tiny ... wracked by alcohol abuse, petrol sniffing, unemployment and domestic violence. 'We've got nothing here,' said Dexson Ward, 42, one of the Aborigines taking part in the project. ...

  4. Sydney suburb still seething over boys' deaths

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... portrayed in Australia's favourite soap opera. A depressed suburb on the farthest fringes of Sydney, Macquarie Fields erupted into violence last week after the deaths of two teenage joyriders ... But despite its palm trees, parks and bucolic street names, it harbours a depressing cocktail of welfare dependency, broken homes, drug addiction and lawlessness. Unemployment among school leavers ...

  5. Delivering justice- at the point of a spear

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... With Aboriginal communities being torn apart by a dismal cycle of unemployment, alcohol abuse, petrol sniffing and crime, elders argue that the only way they can reassert their authority ... case a group of Aboriginal teenagers who had sprayed graffiti on a community hall were ordered to clean it up and then act as part-time security guards around the building. 'It's ...



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