Australia Fed minister considering 'white' adoptions

01:11  13 march  2018
01:11  13 march  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Fed minister considering ' white ' adoptions - Dr Gillespie believes the need to keep Aboriginal children in indigenous communities "doesn't trump other issues''. "In small communities, if a family is dysfunctional, that's not satisfactory,'' he told the paper.

Subscribe to our RSS feed . News to your inbox. Assistant Minister for Children David Gillespie says permanent adoptions should play a greater role in finding new Earlier on Tuesday, the Courier Mail ran a headline claiming Mr Gillespie wanted to let ‘ white families’ adopt Aboriginal child abuse victims.

Federal children's minister David Gillespie. © Getty Images Federal children's minister David Gillespie. The federal children's minister wants to relax rules requiring Aboriginal children to be placed with other indigenous families after being shocked by sexually transmitted diseases rates.

David Gillespie acknowledges there may be concerns about creating another Stolen Generation, but says he's more worried about creating an "abandoned and damaged generation".

"I don't want them recycled back into harm. I've had my eyes opened in the last couple of weeks ... looking at STD rates (among Aboriginal children) is just mind-blowing," he told News Corp on Tuesday.

"If a child is being raped we can't just say it's OK on cultural grounds."

Dr Gillespie believes the need to keep Aboriginal children in indigenous communities "doesn't trump other issues''.

"In small communities, if a family is dysfunctional, that's not satisfactory,'' he told the paper.

He believes it's "pretty poor" only 143 of the nearly 48,000 Australian children in foster care last year had been adopted.

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