|From The Age newspaper|
A white newspaper columnist called it “a Textbook case of society’s failure to save a child”. “Diane” is a 15 year old Aboriginal girl who will be sentenced by an Australian court next Monday, 14 May 2012. She has repeatedly brutally attacked girls and women, stomping on one girl’s face before robbing her. She is illiterate, has trouble hearing and has an IQ score in the lowest 1 per cent. She is a regular drug user suffering unresolved grief who had thought of killing herself. The Columnist suggests that this case points to “a deeper failure to resolve the legacy of indigenous dispossession and alienation”.