australia-child-abuse

The Australian ABC TV Four Corners program has revealed shocking CCTV images of mostly Aboriginal children being horrendously abused, assaulted and tortured  by prison guards in a juvenile detention centre in Australia’s Northern Territory (NT). Australia has been shocked.  The Coalition Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull set up a Royal Commission to investigate the matter but this  (a) involves the complicit NT Government, (b) does not address horrendous nation-wide abuse of  detained Aboriginal  children, and (c) will ignore other massive child abuse within Australia and overseas in which child-abusing Australian Governments are complicit.

In writing this analysis of horrendous child abuse in Australia I am simply one decent Australian citizen without the vast resources of the Australian Federal Government. However it is likely the except for the shocking details revealed by Four Corners and similar abuses against imprisoned children in the NT  [1],  the rest of a mountain of Australian Government-complicit child abuse as detailed below will be ignored due to the highly  restricted terms of reference of the  proposed Royal Commission. Thus, for example, a current  $500 million  Australian Royal Commission  into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is confined to child abuse in state, religious and other institutions but will ignore a mountain of other  child abuse – while it is estimated that up to 40,000 children have been subject to child sexual abuse by Catholic religious personnel in living memory,  an estimated 4.4 million Australians adults have  been subject to child sexual abuse, notably in the home or by family friends  and relatives [2].

Australians are quite rightly upset because the Catholic Church hierarchy failed to act to expose and stop long-term, egregious child sexual abuse of up to about 40,000 Australian children by Catholic Church personnel. However look-the-other-way Australia resolutely ignores 4.4 million Australians adults who have been sexually abused as children, and the avoidable  deaths since 9-11  of   27  million Muslims (half being children) in Muslim countries being war criminally violated by the US Alliance of which  pro-Zionist, pro-Apartheid Israel, US lackey  Australia is a slavish member.

The right-wing Australian Coalition Prime Minister,  Malcolm Turnbull, has announced that the Royal Commission will be confined   to abuse of juvenile detainees in the Northern Territory and will not be concerned with similar violent abuses occurring in other states of Australia. Further,  the Royal Commission will be will be  jointly run by the Coalition Federal Government together with the utterly disgraceful Coalition-like Country Liberal Party (CLP) Northern Territory Government which is clearly complicit in these atrocities i.e. this is like putting Dracula in charge of the blood bank. Furthermore,  the Royal Commission will be conducted by a Northern Territory judge .

Several Reports on the violent abuse of juvenile detainees in the NT had been  given in previous years to the NT Government, and lawyers, journalists  and other human rights activists had made these atrocities public knowledge  in the NT.  However it took nation-wide broadcast by ABC Four Corners of CCTV video of violent atrocities against imprisoned Aboriginal children to evoke collective  national disgust  and immediate action by the Federal Government. The broadcast video showed Aboriginal children being violently manhandled, knocked down, forcibly stripped naked, imprisoned for days in solitary  confinement without  running water, tear-gassed in confined spaces, hosed down, and bound and shackled to chairs with Abu Ghraib-style “spit hoods” covering their heads (indeed the conservative NT Government had previously legislated for this highly abusive and shocking constraint despite  the opposition of the Labor Party). A child detainee testified that child  inmates  of the Don Dale Juvenile Detention facility were bribed to beat up other children [1].

Symptomatic of the moral unresponsiveness of conservative Australia, the Coalition Federal Minister for Indigenous  Affairs, NT Senator Nigel Scullion,  was unaware of these atrocities, had ignored previous reports,  only viewed the ABC Four Corners CCTV video after being phoned by the Prime Minister,  and shockingly stated “I didn’t know, I had never seen the vision, it hadn’t come to my attention, it hadn’t piqued my interest” . The NT Chief Minister Adam Giles (an Indigenous Australian heading the conservative CLP NT Government) sought to spread the blame to the previous Labor Government, sacked his Corrections Minister John Elferink (but astonishingly  kept him on as Attorney General),  and claimed that he hadn’t been informed – a claim rejected by Aboriginal  activists who had been protesting maltreatment of Aborigines in detention for decades e.g. the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda: “To  just see it laid bare in front of us last night must be a wake-up call to everyone in Australia, that something has got to be done about the way we lock people up in this country” [3].

3 major NT Indigenous groups, namely the Northern and Central Land Councils and the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT (AMSANT), have condemned the response of PM Turnbull. AMSANT Chief Executive John Paterson on behalf of these key NT  Indigenous organisations: “Prime Minister Turnbull has comprehensively failed us. Yet again the Commonwealth Government has refused to consult with Aboriginal people, in spite of Mr Turnbull’s commitment, now hollow, to ‘do things with Aboriginal people, not to us’. We are hurt and furious because, yet again, we have been ignored – this time on the most important matter of the safety of our children. We are also deeply disturbed that NT Chief Minister Adam Giles was party to developing the terms of reference and selecting the Royal Commissioner” [4].

This pathetic response from right-wing PM Turnbull betrayed Aboriginal children but was to be expected. In September 2015 Malcolm Turnbull had betrayed PM Tony Abbot who had become  deeply unpopular  with voters – a majority of Coalition MPs in fear of losing  their seats betrayed “angry man”  Tony Abbott and replaced him with “charming” Malcolm Turnbull who had a much better standing with Australians. However Malcolm Turnbull had evidently  done a deal with his colleagues and in return for their  support agreed to keep most of the  reactionary policies of his predecessor i.e. the Coup was merely a cosmetic  pander to a fickle electorate. Coalition popularity  re-bounded  to election-winning heights  but then began slip as voters realized that charming, urbane, all-smiles, articulate  Malcolm Turnbull was actually an Abbott-lite, Abbott-in-sheep’s-clothing, Tony Turnbull, Malcolm Abbott, Malcolm Turncoat,  and “lipstick on a pig”.

Below is a succinct summary of child abuse in Australia, of which most will have to be ignored by the highly constrained  and restricted Royal  Commission:

(1). Abuse of Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander) children.

Indigenous Australians (Aborigines, Aboriginals) represent about  3 per cent of Australia’s  population, but 28% of prisoners are Indigenous (i.e.  there are 10,600 Indigenous prisoners in Australia) , 34% of women prisoners are Indigenous and  54% of all children in juvenile detention are Indigenous (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander) . Indigenous children are 26 times more likely to be imprisoned than non-Indigenous children. 340 in every 100,000 Indigenous young people are in prison, compared to just 13 per 100,000 non-Indigenous young people. 97% of child  detainees in the NT are Indigenous.

It is clear that all Indigenous children in detention in the NT are subject to egregious abuse – they are either subject to violent maltreatment and torture  or are imprisoned with the full knowledge that such violent maltreatment and torture  might happen to them. It is clear that such violent maltreatment  is routinely meted out to juvenile detainees in Western Australian , Queensland and other states. Indeed Australia has an appalling record of violent maltreatment of children in state care as currently being documented by the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse [2].

Of course the ultimate in abuse of children is the killing of children. It can be readily determined from comparative  demographic data that 4,000 Indigenous Australians die avoidably each year, this constituting  an avoidable death rate as a percentage of population of 0.6% for Indigenous Australians as compared to 0.4% for impoverished South Asia and 1.0% for impoverished Sub-Saharan Africa [5-8]. There is a life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians of about 10 years  [9]. However it is not immediately clear how many of these 4,000 annual avoidable deaths are of children. Nevertheless data is available for Indigenous  under-5 year old infants. Thus of  17,779 Indigenous births each year (2014) [9], it can be  estimated that 48 were avoidable under-5 year old deaths because  the excess Indigenous  infant mortality rate is 2.7 avoidable deaths per 1,000 live births [9]. Annual avoidable Indigenous under-5 infant deaths (about 50) are commensurate with annual Australian women deaths due to domestic violence (about 80) [10].

The Indigenous  Australian population has a “Third World” age distribution in which children represent about half the total population  with the 0-4, 5-9, 10-14 and 15-19 groups each constituting about 12% of the population. In contrast, the non-Indigenous population has a typical First World age distribution with pentiles up to the 60-64 group each having a similar circa 6% of the population and there being a high proportion of 65 or older people [10].  From deaths by  age statistics (2015) [9] we can estimate that annual avoidable Indigenous child deaths total about 75, this being very similar to annual Australian women deaths due to domestic violence (about 80) [10].

These shocking statistics derive from dire poverty and very poor socio-economic circumstances. Indigenous Australians are far worse off than White Australians in relation to housing, health, wealth, social conditions, imprisonment, avoidable death and life expectancy [7, 9, 11].

Escape from poverty can be enabled by education but Indigenous education outcomes are woeful. For Indigenous Australians Education Apartheid means schools with attendance rates of below 70% and 80% of Northern Territory Aboriginal (Indigenous) children failing to meet basic literacy ands numeracy levels. Professor Helen Hughes AO on gross Educational Apartheid in the Northern Territory of Apartheid Australia (2008): “Aboriginal schools in the Northern Territory have failed to provide Indigenous students with these essentials for entry into the labour force. Some 5,000 Indigenous teenagers, and another 5,000 young men and women in their 20s, are unable to speak English, and are illiterate and non-numerate. They cannot read road signs, menus, or instructions on packages of medicines, cleaning materials, and other packaged goods. Aborigines are often accused of using taxis wastefully, but many cannot read well enough to use public transport. They cannot fill shelves in a supermarket, or serve in a shop or café … These young peoples’ education has made them more foreign in their own country than the latest immigrants from Somalia… To overcome the damage these youngsters’ education has done to them would require sheltered accommodation in English-speaking environments, mentored part-time introductory jobs and one-on-one tuition for one or two years. The cost of sheltered accommodation for teenagers who are unable to live at home is $900 a week in Sydney. If the Northern Territory were serious about tackling the deficit its Aboriginal education polices have created, the cost would be between $500 million and $1 billion” [12-14].

A fundamental right for every child is right to a country, language, culture and ethnicity but this right is being violated by the ongoing Aboriginal Genocide and Aboriginal  Ethnocide.  Before the British Invasion in 1788, Indigenous Australians had  been living in Australia for about 60,000 years. There were 350-750 different tribes and a similar number of languages and dialects, of which only 150 survive today and of these all but about 20 are endangered.  After the racist British Invasion, the Aboriginal population dropped from about 1 million in 1788 to about 0.1 million in the first century through introduced  disease, deprivation and genocidal violence. While Kevin Rudd was apologising for the past in his 2008 “Sorry” speech in the Federal Parliament for the Stolen Generations (100,000 Aboriginal children removed from their families) , Aboriginal children were being taken from their mothers in numbers greater than at any time in the 20th Century [15].

New South Wales Greens MP David Shoebridge states (2014): “These are the facts for NSW: The number of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander young people in out of home care in NSW increased from 3,865 to 6,060 between 2007 and 2011. This was a 57% increase in 4 short years. Today more than one in 10 Aboriginal children are in out of home care in NSW. This is the highest rate of any State or Territory in Australia and compares to less than 1 in 100 in the general community. These are the facts across Australia: As at 30 June 1997, the year of Bringing Them Home, 2,785 Aboriginal children were in out-of-home care across Australia. As at 30 June 2012, there were 13,299. This is almost a five-fold increase” [16]. Removal of Aboriginal children from their mothers and communities, substantial removal of instruction of Aboriginal children in their own language, and removal of Federal and State government support for remote Aboriginal communities, are all ultra-conservative measures that according to experts threaten destruction of most of the surviving Aboriginal languages and dialects [17] i.e. continuing Aboriginal Ethnocide and Aboriginal Genocide.

(2). 4.4 million adult Australians have been sexually abused as children.

The appalling abuse of 40,000 Australian children by Catholic Church personnel represents the 1% tip of the iceberg of horrendous child sexual abuse which is endemic in Australia [2, 18-26]. Thus psychiatrist Dr Carolyn Quadrio (University of New South Wales School of Psychiatry)  advised the  Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that  “They [child abuse victims]  often have unhealthy lifestyles so they’re prone to substance abuse and poverty and unemployment … and all of that adds up to something like 10 to 20 years less life for a child who’s been traumatised” and she further estimated that 25- 30% of Australian girls and about 5- 15% of Australian boys suffered some form of sexual abuse, with 30% of girls and 20 % of boys in institutions being  abused [23].

Notwithstanding  enormous Government and Mainstream media claims of horrendous Indigenous child sexual abuse (claims that led to a racist Federal military Intervention in Australian Northern Territory Indigenous communities), the subsequent “Little Children are Sacred” Report (p57; [20]) stated that “As noted previously, it is not possible to accurately estimate the extent of child sexual abuse in the Northern Territory’s Aboriginal communities (see The Extent of Child Sexual Abuse, Part II). However, the Inquiry has found clear evidence that child sexual abuse is a significant problem across the Territory”. However in contrast to its inability to accurately quantitate the extent of child abuse in Indigenous communities, the “Little Children are Sacred” Report (pp234-236; [20] )  refers to studies in America indicating that 25% of females and 10% of males experience childhood sexual abuse [27] and studies in Australia  indicating that 34% of females and 16% of males today experienced child sexual abuse [21]. The Australian Institute of Criminology determined that in Australia 1 in 3 females and 1 in 6 males will be sexually abused as children [24, 25].

If the upper estimate of 25% of adult Australians have been sexually abused as children, this corresponds to 4.4 million Australians  having been thus abused (as determined from UN Population Division demographic data). 6.65 per 1,000 Australians die each year  and accordingly, if we ignore child mortality (very low in rich countries like Australia) and apply this figure to adult Australians, then 117,050 adult Australians die each year  and of these 25% (29,000) die prematurely each year  linked to child sexual abuse [22, 23]. Thus child sexual abuse makes a huge contribution to the shocking 85,000 Australians who die preventably each year [28, 29]

(3). Educational Apartheid and  intellectual child abuse.

Australia has an Educational Apartheid system in which the 2 out of 3 children who attend poorly-funded state schools are disproportionately  excluded from a good education, access to university, access to top universities and access to top professional courses such as law and medicine. However the privileged 1 in 3 of children attending state-subsidized,  religion-based private schools  are  subject to the intellectual child abuse of being brainwashed into variously accepting anti-science religious claptrap, miracles, virgin birth, transubstantiation, creationism, intelligent design, misogyny, homophobia, exceptionalism, sexism, sexual guilt and the genocidal racism of the right to invade,  occupy, devastate and ethnically  cleanse other countries [30].  In 2016  the Coalition Federal Government under former Catholic seminarian and extreme right–winger Tony Abbott committed $244 million over 4 years to school chaplains  in 2,900 state schools,  but this was fortunately de-funded by the Turnbull Coalition Federal Government for budgetary reasons in 2016.

(4). Highly abusive and indefinite  imprisonment without charge or trial of refugee children.

There is bipartisan support for the  highly abusive imprisonment of men , women and child refugees who arrived in Australia by boat in remote concentrations camps without charge or trial and for the asserted “crime” of being refugees  [19]. While about 80% of the Australian electorate vote for such cruel treatment of refugee children by voting for the dominant Lib-Labs (Coalition and Labor Right), there is nevertheless widespread disquiet as reflected in Mainstream media discussion. Tens of thousands of refugees and thousands of refugee children have been maltreated in this way and there are still about 50 children held in highly abusive conditions in a concentration camp on Nauru [31]. Nevertheless, while this horrible  maltreatment  of refugee children is widely discussed,  and there is huge public indignation over the rape of up to 40,000 children by Catholic clergy,  there is virtually  no  Mainstream discussion of the 4.4 million adult Australians who have been sexually abused as children.

(5). 1.2 million under-5 Iraqi infant deaths and 1.7 million avoidable Iraqi deaths under Australia- and US Alliance-imposed Sanctions.

As a cowardly US lackey Australia was involved in application of deadly UN sanctions on Iraq in 1990-2003. In 1996 anti-racist Jewish American journalist Lesley Stahl had read expert reports indicating that by then 0.5 million Iraqi children had died under the war criminal Sanctions applied on Iraq by the US Alliance. Stahl had asked  Zionist Jewish American diplomat Madeleine Albright “We have heard that half a million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?” to which Madeleine Albright (Hillary Clinton’s buddy) obscenely replied “We think the price is worth it” [32-34]. However the killing of children under Sanctions   continued and it was estimated from UN Population Division demographic data (from before the US installed the Maliki Government in Iraq) that 1.2 million under-5-year old Iraqi children had died under Sanctions in the period 1990-2003, about 90% avoidably and due to war criminal US Alliance targeting of the civilian population and in gross violation of the Geneva Convention. It could be further estimated that 1.7 million Iraqis (half children) died avoidably from deprivation under Sanctions [8, 35-39].  While these UN-based estimates by me were published by Australasian Science [37]  and the ABC [38] and broadcast nationwide by the ABC [39],  they were otherwise  resolutely ignored by Australian Mainstream media, politicians and academics.

(6). 11.9 million under-5 infant deaths and about 15.8 million avoidable deaths from deprivation (half of children) this century in Muslim countries being violated by US lackey Australia.  

Pro-Zionist, pro-Apartheid Israel and US lackey Australia has been involved in large-scale and deadly child abuse overseas in impoverished countries in which it is still war criminally waging war. US lackey Australia  has variously had its armed  forces or intelligence agencies involved in US wars in a swathe of largely Muslim countries, notably Afghanistan (variously invasion, occupation, training, guarding; 2001- present; 14.5 years); Iraq (variously sanctions, invasion, occupation, training, guarding, and now renewed training and bombing in Australia’s Eighth Iraq War in 100 years;  1990-present; 25.5 years); and Syria (bombing in Australia’s Third Syrian War in 100 years; September 2015-present; 0.5 years) [35-40 ].

In addition, this century   Australian military and intelligence personnel  have been involved in illegal US drone strikes in a swathe of Muslim countries through the critical drone targeting information from the US-Australian electronic spying  facility at Pine Gap [41-45]. In addition some Australian personnel have been seconded to serve with US forces in conducting illegal drone strikes [43]. These Australia-assisted US drone strikes  have been conducted in various Muslim countries as follows: Afghanistan (2008-present; 8 years); Iraq (2008-present; 8 years); Libya (2011-present; 4 years); Pakistan (2004-present; 12 years); Somalia (2007-present; 9 years); and Yemen (2002-present; 14 years) [44, 45].

The UN Population Division World Population Prospects 2015 Revision provides detailed, year-by-year  information for all countries  of population, births, and under-5 infant deaths [46]. This information has been used to estimate (a) the average annual under-5 infant deaths in the first 15 years of the 21st century, (b) total 21st century under-5 infant deaths (15 x (a)), and (c) total 21st century avoidable deaths from deprivation  [47] for the following countries variously violated by Australia as part of the US Alliance:

Afghanistan: (a) 132,473 per year, (b)  1,987,000, (c) 2,356,000 [Australian army, air force, drone targeting].

Iraq: (a) 42,744 per year, (b)   641,000, (c) 750,000 [a likely gross underestimate due to US-installed Iraq Government fraudulence; Australian army, air force, and drone targeting].

Libya: (a) 4,007 per year, (b)   60,000, (c) 84,000 [Australian drone targeting].

Pakistan: (a) 475,252 per year, (b)   7,129,000, (c) 9,746,000 [Australian drone targeting].

Palestine: (a) 3,510 per year, (b)   53,000, (c) 75,000 [dual national Australian participation, Australian support for Apartheid Israel, tax-deductible funding of Palestinian Genocide].

Somalia: (a) 61,292 per year, (b)   919,000, (c) 1,285,000 [Australian navy and drone targeting].

Syria: (a) 8,685 per year, (b)   130,000, (c) 203,000 [Australian air force  and drone targeting].

Yemen: (a) 65,513 per year, (b)   983,000, (c) 1,285,000 [Australian drone targeting].

We can therefore determine that about 11.9 million under-5 year old infant deaths have occurred this century in Muslim countries violated by Australia as a US lackey. In stark contrast, under-5 year old infant deaths in Apartheid Australia and Apartheid Israel are 1,464 and 740 per year, respectively, or 22,000 and 11,000, respectively, for the 21st century. “Under-5 infant deaths per thousand births” is 5 for Israel and Australia as compared to 112 (for Afghanistan), 39 (Iraq; and possibly higher since there is evidence that   US-installed Iraqi Government is minimizing infant deaths), 29 (Libya), 97 (Pakistan), 27 (Palestine), 147 (Somalia), 17 (Syria) and 83 (Yemen),  this indicating that the under-5 infant deaths in these Australia- and US Alliance-violated countries are about 70-95% avoidable. One can estimate from this data that in the 21st century 15.8 million people (about half children) have died avoidably from deprivation in Muslim countries violated by Australia as part of the US Alliance.  This may be underestimated by over 1 million because of evidence that the US-installed Iraq Government is minimizing mortality data – thus, according  to data given to the UN by the US-installed Iraqi Government, the infant mortality rate in Iraq  decreased under the successive burdens of Sanctions and Occupation!

(7). Australia is second only to the US in supporting child-abusing Apartheid Israel.

Zionist perverted and subverted Australia is arguably only second  to Zionist-perverted and subverted America in its support for nuclear terrorist, racist Zionist-run, democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel and hence its ongoing Palestinian Genocide (100% of the ruling Coalition and over 90% of the Labor Opposition support Apartheid Israel; in contrast the decent Australian Greens are opposed to Apartheid, human rights abuse, war crimes and genocide). In the 2016 Federal election about 75% of the voters gave their number 1 vote to the Coalition or Labor.  Zionist Australians are free to serve and commit war crimes (even against Australians) in the war criminal Israeli Defence Force;  Australian donations towards the Jewish National Fund (and hence the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestine) are tax deductible; and there is extensive Israeli-Australia collaboration in the intelligence and  military research and development  areas [48-53]. Apartheid Australia and Apartheid Israel have many similarities in relation to gross human rights abuse and child abuse as listed below (indeed an Israeli Ambassador obscenely described the 2 countries as “Two White sisters in Asia” [51]:

(a) Apartheid Israel was founded on race-based colonization, the Palestinian Genocide involving  2 million Palestinian deaths since the middle 1930s from violence, 0.1 million, or from violently-imposed deprivation, 1.9 million  (Apartheid Australia was founded on race-based colonization, the ongoing, post-1788 Aboriginal  Genocide involving  2 million Aboriginal deaths from violence, 0.1 million, or from violently imposed deprivation and introduced disease , 1.9 million) [7, 8, 53].

(b) Apartheid Israel has ethnically cleansed 90% of Palestine (Apartheid Australia ethnically cleansed most of the good agricultural land of Australia and White Australia evidently  now wants to get back large swathes of the Northern Territory through ongoing Aboriginal Genocide , Aboriginal Ethnocide and genocidal child abuse).

(c) The race-based, racist Zionist-run Apartheid State of Israel is a democracy by genocide. Of about 12 million Palestinians, only  the adults of the 1.7 million Palestinian  Israelis  (21% of the Israeli population,  14% of the total Palestinian population, 27% of the Israeli-ruled Palestinian  population)   can vote for the government ruling all of Palestine plus part of Lebanon and a near-completely ethnically cleansed part of Syria, albeit as third class citizens. 2.0 million Occupied Palestinians are abusively confined to the Gaza Concentration Camp and 2.7 million Occupied Palestinians live under highly abusive military rule in West Bank Bantustans or ghettoes. About 6 million Palestinians are forbidden  to even live in Palestine. There are  5.9 million Jewish Israelis and 0.3 million non-Jewish and non-Arab Israelis – the 6.4 million Israeli-ruled Palestinians represent a majority of the population but 73% are prevented from voting for the government that rules them (Indigenous Australians only got to be counted and enabled to vote after a referendum in 1967 and only gained equal rights in law after passage of the 1975 Racial Discrimination Act under Labor PM Gough Whitlam , although NT Aborigines were excluded from this Act to enable  the 2007 NT Intervention under Coalition PM John Howard).

(d) In Apartheid Israel about 50% of children have been subject to physical, psychological or sexual abuse, with 17% subject  to sexual abuse [26] (about 25% of Australian adults have been subject to child sexual abuse) [21].

(e) Apartheid Israel is a US lackey (and  increasingly vice versa)  and supportive of the US War on Muslims in which 32 million Muslim have died from deprivation, 27 million, or violence , 5 million, in 20 countries invaded by the US Alliance since the US Government’s 9-11 false flag atrocity in 2001 [54, 55].

(f) Apartheid Israel is a nuclear terrorist state with up to 400 nuclear warheads (Apartheid Australia helped the UK develop and test nuclear weapons and missiles; via Pine Gap and other facilities  is a key part of US nuclear terrorism; allows nuclear-armed US, UK and French warships to dock in Australian ports; as inadvertently revealed by French President Francois Hollande, Australia collaborates with French nuclear terrorism; Australia hosts 2,500 child-killing US Marines near Darwin; and US lackey Australia  opposes nuclear disarmament) [56]

(g) GDP per capita is US$2,900  for Occupied Palestinians as compared to US$37,700 for Apartheid Israel (Australia is among the world’s richest countries with a  GDP per capita of about $60,000 but most Indigenous Australians live in dire poverty) [11].

(h) 1950-2005 avoidable deaths from deprivation in countries variously occupied  by Apartheid Israel total 24 million (1950-2005 avoidable deaths from deprivation in countries variously invaded by Apartheid Australia since 1945 as a US lackey total 56.1 million, this ignoring  further countries attacked by Australia-targeted US drones) [8].

(i) Apartheid Israel has attacked about 12 countries ( variously as a UK lackeys or  US lackeys Apartheid  Australians  have attacked 85 countries with many of these attacks amounting to genocidal atrocities) [57, 58].

(j) Apartheid Israelis a genocidal, race-based , Apartheid rogue state (as was Australia for most of its existence variously via the ongoing Aboriginal  Genocide and the 1901-1974 White Australia Policy; the CCTV video of horrendous abuse of Aboriginal children is a chink in look-the-other-way Australia’s armour of “we are not racist” political correctness].

(8). Australia’s war crimes and disproportionate role in the Global Avoidable Mortality Holocaust that each year kills 17 million people (half of them children).

Each year about 17 million people (half of them children) die avoidably from deprivation on Spaceship Earth with the First World – including  extremely prosperous White Australia – in charge of the flight deck [8]. However when  Australia has been an Occupier of foreign countries it is responsible for the welfare of the Conquered Subjects. Avoidable deaths from imposed deprivation in Australia-occupied Iraq and Australia –occupied Afghanistan have totalled 1.2 million and 4.2 million, respectively (half of them being children).  Thus Articles  55 and 56 of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of  Civilian Persons in Time of War unequivocally demand that the Occupier provide  life-sustaining food and medical services to the Conquered “to the fullest extent of the means available to it”. Holocaust involves  the death of a large number if people while Genocide is defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention as “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group” [60]. Australia has been involved in all post-1950 US Asian wars, atrocities in which 40 million Asians have died from violence or imposed deprivation [8]. Australia has been involved in genocide commission, holocaust commission, genocide ignoring , holocaust ignoring, genocide denial and holocaust denial. Half the victims  have been children.

(9). Australia’s disproportionate role in the worsening Climate Genocide.

Australia is among the worst countries in the world for “annual per capita greenhouse gas pollution” and for “per capita income weighted annual per capita greenhouse gas pollution” [61, 62]. It has been estimated that presently  0.4 million people die each year from climate change and 7 million die from air pollution, but climate change clearly already  impacts on the 17 million Third World people who die preventably from deprivation each year. Experts have estimated that only 0.5 billion people will survive this century  if climate change is not requisitely addressed. Noting that the world population is expected to reach 9.5 billion by 2050, these estimates translate to a climate genocide involving deaths of 10 billion people this century, this including roughly twice the present population of particular mainly non-European groups, specifically 6 billion under-5 year old infants, 3 billion Muslims in a terminal Muslim Holocaust, 2 billion Indians, 1.3 billion non-Arab Africans, 0.5 billion Bengalis, 0.3 billion Pakistanis and 0.3 billion Bangladeshis [63].

Concluding remarks.

Barbara Kingsolver in her great novel “The Lacuna” has  Russian Communist revolutionary and theorist Leon Trotsky (Lev) and his assistant Van having the following discussion about media (2009): “”But newspapers have a duty to truth”, Van said. Lev [Trotsky] clicked his tongue. “They tell the truth only as the exception. Zola [French novelist of “J’accuse” fame] wrote that the mendacity of the press could be could be divided into two groups: the yellow press lies every day without hesitating. But others, like the Times , speak the truth on all inconsequential occasions, so they can deceive the public with the requisite authority when it becomes necessary” [40, 41]. Australian Mainstream media and Australians have responded with  revulsion at the images of Aboriginal  children being horribly abused in the NT prison system but resolutely ignore the 4.4 million Australians who have been sexually abused as children, the  11.9 million under-5 infant deaths and about 15.8 million avoidable deaths from deprivation (half of children) this century in Muslim countries being violated by the US Alliance and US lackey Australia, the 40 million Asians who have died from violence or deprivation in Australia-complicit, post-1950 US Asian wars; and the 10 billion people, over half of them children, who may  perish this century  in the worsening Climate Genocide in which Australia is disproportionately  complicit.

I am reminded that 21 years ago on the 50th anniversary of the end of WW2,  I sent a detailed analysis to Australian Mainstream  media , politicians and academics about  the “forgotten”, 1942-1945  WW2 Bengali Holocaust in which the  British with Australian complicity deliberately starved 6-7 million Indians to death for strategic reasons. My essay largely fell on deaf ears in look-the-other-way Australia, although it was tabled in the Federal Parliament by a Greens Senator Christabel Chamarette. However the Channel 9 TV network replied and asked “Is there any footage?” Today Australia has overwhelmingly  responded with  shock to the appalling  video footage of Aboriginal  children being violently abused and tortured after  ignoring years of Aboriginal and other activists  protesting an horrendous  nation-wide atrocity of maltreatment of imprisoned  Aboriginal  children.

In 1945 many of the defeated Germans declared that “they didn’t know” and adopted a CAAAA (C4A) protocol   involving Cessation and Acknowledgement of the crimes, Apology and Amends for the crimes and Assertion “never again to anyone”. However in US lackey Apartheid Australia, there is no Cessation,  Acknowledgement, Apology,  Amends or Assertion “never again” in relation to massive endemic child abuse by  Apartheid Australia that impacts 0.7 million Indigenous  Australians,  has impacted over 4 million now adult Australians,  and involves the active and passive mass murder of millions of Muslim children in the  genocidal, Zionist-promoted, Australia-complicit   US War on Muslims.

Those who ignore, minimize, obfuscate, suggest, support, promote or are otherwise complicit in crimes against children have crossed the line between decent Humanity and Nazi-style barbarism. Apartheid Australia has crossed that line. Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) were successfully applied against UK-, US-, Apartheid Australia-  and Apartheid Israel-backed Apartheid South Africa , and are presently being applied against UK-, US-, and Apartheid Australia- backed Apartheid Israel.  The horrendous  maltreatment  and torturing of Aboriginal  children in detention,  and the gross inadequacy  of the Australian Government  response raise the possibility of  international protest against an egregiously child-abusing Apartheid Australia. Decent people everywhere must (a) inform everyone they can,  and (b) urge and apply Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against all those people, politicians, parties , companies, corporations and countries disproportionately complicit in crimes against children. In Australia,  decent, anti-racist people who care for children will utterly reject the  child-abusing Coalition, vote 1 Green and put the Coalition last.

References.

[1]. Caro Meldrum-Hanna, Mary Fallon, Elise Worthington. “Australia’s shame”, ABC TV Four Corners, 25 July 2016: http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2016/07/25/4504895.htm

[2]. Gideon Polya, “Australian And Western Mainstream Media Ignore Massive And Deadly Western Child Abuse In War And Peace”, Countercurrents, 9 March, 2016: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya090316.htm .

[3]. “Scullion and Giles say they didn’t know”Sky News, : http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2016/07/26/scullion-and-giles-says-they-did-not-know.html .

[4]. “Black fury: Royal Commission compromised from the start, say peak NT Aboriginal bodies”, New Matilda, 29 July 2016: https://newmatilda.com/2016/07/29/black-fury-royal-commission-is-compromised-from-the-start-say-peak-nt-aboriginal-bodies/ .

[5]. Bianca Soldini, “The facts about Indigenous youth detention in Australia”, SBS, 26 July 2016: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/thefeed/article/2016/07/26/facts-about-indigenous-youth-detention-australia .

[6]. 2015 perspective of ongoing Australian Aboriginal Genocide and Aboriginal Ethnocide: https://sites.google.com/site/aboriginalgenocide/2015-perspective .

[7]. “Aboriginal Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/aboriginalgenocide/ .

[8]. Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, that includes an avoidable mortality-related a history of every country since Neolithic times and is now available for free perusal on the web:  http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/  .

[9].  Australian Indigenous Health InfoNet, “Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander  health status 2015”: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/health-facts/overviews .

[10]. “Estimates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, June 2011”, ABS, 2011: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3238.0.55.001 .

[11]. Gideon Polya, “Film Review: “Utopia” By John Pilger Exposes Genocidal Maltreatment Of Indigenous Australians By Apartheid Australia”,  Countercurrents, 14 March, 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya140314.htm .

[12].  Helen Hughes, “Indigenous education in the Northern Territory”, CIS Policy Monograph 83: http://www.cis.org.au/images/stories/policy-monographs/pm-83.pdf .

[13]. “Educational Apartheid”: https://sites.google.com/site/educationalapartheid/home .

[14]. “Australian Aboriginal & Education Apartheid – scandalous maleducation & huge truancy”: https://sites.google.com/site/educationalapartheid/australian-aborigines .

[15]. Paddy Gibson, “Stolen futures”, Overland, Spring 2013: http://overland.org.au/previous-issues/issue-212/feature-paddy-gibson/ .

[16]. David Shoebridge, “Stolen Generation continues – time to break the silence”, 13 February 2014: http://davidshoebridge.org.au/2014/02/13/stolen-generation-continues-time-to-break-the-silence/ .

[17]. Jane Simpson, Jo Caffery and Patrick McConvell, “Gaps in Australia’s Indigenous Language Policy: Dismantling bilingual education in the Northern Territory ”, AIATSIS Discussion Paper Number 24, 2009: http://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/products/discussion_paper/simpson-caffery-mcconvell-dp24-indigenous-language-policy.pdf .

[18]. Gideon Polya, “Horrendous Australian child sexual abuse”, MWC News, 15 November 2012: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/22859-gideonpolya-sexual-abuse.html  .

[19]. Gideon Polya, “Horrendous Child Abuse By  Pro-war, Pro-Zionist, Climate Criminal Australian Coalition Governments”,  Countercurrents, 4 December, 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya041213.htm .

[20]. “Little Children are Sacred” Report: http://web.archive.org/web/20070703014641/http://www.nt.gov.au/dcm/inquirysaac/pdf/bipacsa_final_report.pdf  .

[21]. Dunne, M.P., Purdie, D.M., Cook, M.D., Boyle, F.M. & Najman, J.M.(2003), Is child sexual abuse declining? Evidence from a population-based survey of men and women in Australia , Child Abuse & Neglect, vol. 27 (2), pp141-152).

[22]. Gideon Polya, “Sectarian Australian Mainstream Ignores Horrendous Child Sexual Abuse Of 4.4 Million Australians”,  Countercurrents, 15 November, 2012: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya151112.htm ,

[23]. Jane Lee, “Child abuse victims lead “shorter lives” than other children, royal commission hears”, The Age, 25 May 2015: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/child-abuse-victims-live-shorter-lives-than-other-children-royal-commission-hears-20150525-gh8y1d.html .

[24].  Australian Institute of Criminology (1993). Second Conference on Violence (June 1993).

[25]. Brave Hearts, “Child sexual assault: facts and statistics”: https://www.bravehearts.org.au/files/Facts%20and%20Stats_updated141212.pdf .

[26]. Gideon Polya, “Horrendous Pro-Zionist, Zionist And Apartheid Israeli Child Abuse Exposed”,  Countercurrents, 21 April, 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya210414.htm .

[27].  David Finkelhor, “The international epidemiology of child sexual abuse”, Child Abuse & Neglect, Volume 18, Issue 5, May 1994, Pages 409–417: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0145213494900264 .

[28]. Gideon Polya, “Coalition Climate Crimes & 200 Reasons Why Australia Must Dump Pro-coal, Pro-war Coalition PM Malcolm Turnbull”, Countercurrents, 1 November, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya011115.htm .

[29].  Gideon Polya, “Australian State Terrorism –  Zero Australian Terrorism Deaths, 1 Million Preventable Australian Deaths & 10 Million Muslims Killed By US Alliance Since 9-11”, Countercurrents, 23 September, 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya230914.htm .

[30]. Gideon Polya, “37 Ways Of Tackling Australian Educational Apartheid And Social Inequity”,  Countercurrents, 22 May, 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya220513.htm .

[31]. Gideon Polya, “Australian Coalition Government & Labor Opposition Trash Human Rights, Child Rights, Free Speech & Medical Ethics”, Countercurrents,  15 July, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya150715.htm .

[32]. “Lesley Stahl”, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesley_Stahl .

[33]. Lesley Stahl and Madeleine Albright quoted in “Madeleine Albright”, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeleine_Albright .

[34]. “STAHL, Lesley. Lesley Stahl to Madeleine Albright: “Half a million [Iraqi] children have died … is the price worth it?”, Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/iraqiholocaustiraqigenocide/stahl .

[35]. “Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide”: http://sites.google.com/site/iraqiholocaustiraqigenocide/ .

[36]. “Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ .

[37]. Gideon Polya, “Iraqi Holocaust”, ConScience column, Australasian Science, 2 June 2004: http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/33427-iraqi-holocaust/ .

[38]. Gideon Polya, “Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality” in “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007.

[39]. Gideon Polya, “Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality”, ABC Radio National “Ockham’s Razor”, 28 August 2005:   http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/australian-complicity-in-iraq-mass-mortality/3369002#transcript .

[40]. “Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide”: http://sites.google.com/site/afghanholocaustafghangenocide/ .

[41]. Philip Dorling, “Australian intelligence “feeding data” for deadly US drone strikes”, Sydney Morning Herald, 26 May 2014: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/australian-intelligence-feeding-data-used-for-deadly-us-drone-strikes-20140526-38ywk.html .

[42]. Mark Corcoran, “Drone strikes based on work at Pine Gap could see Australians charged, Malcolm Fraser says”, Sydney Morning Herald, 29 April 2014: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-28/australians-could-be-charged-over-us-drone-strikes-fraser/5416224 .

[43]. John Stapleton, “Australia’s dirty secret”, UNSW Canberra, 4 December 2015: https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/drone-wars-australias-dirty-secret .

[44]. Get the data: drone wars”: https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/category/projects/drones/drones-graphs/ .

[45]. Chris Woods and Alice K. Ross, “US and Britain launched 1,200 drone strikes in recent wars”, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, 4 December 2012: https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2012/12/04/revealed-us-and-britain-launched-1200-drone-strikes-in-recent-wars/ .

[46]. UN Population Division World Population Prospects, the  2015 Revision: http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/ .

[47]. Gideon Polya, “Paris Atrocity Context: 27 Million Muslim Avoidable  Deaths From Imposed Deprivation In 20 Countries Violated By US Alliance Since 9-11”, Countercurrents, 22 November, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya221115A.htm .

[48]. Gideon Polya, “Racist Zionism and Israeli State Terrorism threats to Australia and Humanity”, Palestinian Genocide: https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/racist-zionism-and-israeli .

[49]. Philip Dorling, “ US share raw intelligence on Australia with Israel ”, Sydney Morning Herald, 12 September 2013: http://www.smh.com.au/national/us-shares-raw-intelligence-on-australians-with-israel-20130912-2tllm.html .

[50]. Gideon Polya, “Coalition-Ruled Apartheid Australia Backs Apartheid Israel & Rejects Descriptive “Occupied” For The Occupied Palestinian Territories”,  Countercurrents, 11 June, 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya110614.htm .

[51]. M. Shahid Alam, “Two White sisters in Asia: Israel and Australia ”, Electronic Intifada, 7 November 2006: http://electronicintifada.net/content/two-white-sisters-asia-israel-and-australia/6510 .

[52].  Gideon Polya, “Australian Universities Complicit With  Pro-Zionist Censorship And Genocidal Israeli  Militarism”, Countercurrents, 24 May, 2012: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya240512.htm .

[53]. “Palestinian Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/ .

[54]. Gideon Polya, “Paris Atrocity Context: 27 Million Muslim Avoidable  Deaths From Imposed Deprivation In 20 Countries Violated By US Alliance Since 9-11”, Countercurrents, 22 November, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya221115A.htm .

[55]. “Experts: US did 9-11”: https://sites.google.com/site/expertsusdid911/ .

[56]. “Nuclear weapons ban , end poverty & reverse climate change”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/nuclear-weapons-ban .

[57]. Gideon Polya, “As UK Lackeys Or US Lackeys Australians Have Invaded 85 Countries (British 193, French 80, US 70)”, Countercurrents, 9 February, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya090215.htm .

[58]. “Stop state terrorism” : https://sites.google.com/site/stopstateterrorism/ .

[59]. “GENEVA CONVENTION. Articles 55 and 56 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilians in Time of War: Occupier must supply life-sustaining requisites “To the fullest extent of the means available to it””, Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/geneva-convention .

[60]. “Convention on Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide”: http://www.hrweb.org/legal/genocide.html

[61].  Gideon Polya, “Revised Annual Per Capita Greenhouse Gas Pollution For All Countries – What Is Your Country Doing?”, Countercurrents, 6 January, 2016: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya060116.htm .

[62]. Gideon Polya, “Exposing And Thence Punishing Worst Polluter Nations Via Weighted Annual Per Capita Greenhouse Gas Pollution Scores”, Countercurrents, 19 March, 2016: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya190316.htm .

[63]. “Climate Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/climategenocide/ .

[64]. Barbara Kingsolver, “The Lacuna”, Faber & Faber, London, 2009, part 3, p159.

[65]. “Mainstream Media Lying”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammedialying/home .

Dr Gideon Polya taught science students at a major Australian university for 4 decades. He published some 130 works in a 5 decade scientific career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text “Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds” (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London , 2003). He has published “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ ); see also his contributions “Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality” in “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/australian-complicity-in-iraq-mass-mortality/3369002#transcript ) and “Ongoing Palestinian Genocide” in “The Plight of the Palestinians (edited by William Cook, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2010: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/4047-the-plight-of-the-palestinians.html ). He has published a revised and updated 2008 version of his 1998 book “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History” (see: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/ ) as biofuel-, globalization- and climate-driven global food price increases threaten a greater famine catastrophe than the man-made famine in British-ruled India that killed 6-7 million Indians in the “forgotten” World War 2 Bengal Famine (see recent BBC broadcast involving Dr Polya, Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen and others: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/social-economic-history/listen-the-bengal-famine ). When words fail one can say it in pictures – for images of Gideon Polya’s huge paintings for the Planet, Peace, Mother and Child see: http://sites.google.com/site/artforpeaceplanetmotherchild/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/ .

3 Comments

  1. K SHESHU BABU says:

    Incisive and informative analysis. The atrocious nature of aboriginal tribe being treated as the victims policy . The alternative to pressurisr sould be to eliminate based on programme involving Aborigines . The alternative must be explored..

  2. JIMMYGULAG says:

    everyone rent the movie: RABBIT PROOF FENCE.
    or for New Zealand
    ONCE WERE WARRIORS.

  3. Dr Vacy Vlazna says:

    Wow! what a thorough analysis of successive Australian governments contemptible neglect of Indigenous and non-indigenous children.