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Government's dismissal of HREOC's report "bloody-minded child neglect"

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Bob Brown, Senator for Tasmania

Government's dismissal of HREOC's report "bloody-minded child neglect"

13th May 04

The Greens have slammed the government's dismissal of the HREOC report today as bloody-minded and deliberated child neglect.

"These are real, living, warm-blooded little kids. This report confirms the damage Mr Ruddock's razor wire detention has caused them and says it must stop immediately. But the minister insists this mistreatment, with its outcome of mental damage to the kids, will continue," Greens Senator Bob Brown said today.

"This government's mantra of family friendly is a fraud as far as these kids go.

"The hundred and fifty children still locked up by the Howard government should be freed with their parents," Senator Brown said.

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