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Racism against Aborigines in Australia is widespread, a UN envoy said Monday, urging the government to work more closely with indigenous people.
UN special rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz has been on a 15-day visit at Canberra’s invitation to check on progress made since the last such trip in 2009. She said she found racism against the indigenous population widespread. “As I have traveled across the country, I have found the prevalence of racism against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples deeply disturbing,” she said. During her tour, Tauli-Corpuz examined measures aimed at reducing indigenous disadvantage, jail conditions, land rights issues and violence against women.
2017.04.03 / 17:48