Australia; locking up its First People for 200 years

By Gerry Georgatos - February 21st, 2015 - Australia is the mother of all jailers of its First Peoples. When one in 13 of Western Australia’s Aboriginal adult males are in prison then we know that their jailing is racialised. Half the Western Australian prison population is comprised of First Peoples, more than a quarter of them for poverty related fine defaults and more than half of them for poverty related offences. Western Australia effectively interns First Peoples in what others could argue as concentration camps.