Friday, March 2, 2012

WA: Gallop to push PM over Aboriginal violence issues

WA: Gallop to push PM over Aboriginal violence issues

West Australian Premier GEOFF GALLOP will push Prime Minister JOHN HOWARD for a nationalagreement on how to reduce domestic violence among Aboriginal families at Friday's Councilof Australian Governments meeting.

Aboriginal issues -- particularly the behaviour of indigenous youngsters who he's brandedas out-of-control -- are once again at the forefront of the WA government's politicalagenda, after the death of a 12-year-old joyrider last week.

Dr GALLOP will bring the local issue to a national forum at Friday's meeting, seekingagreement from the prime minister on Commonwealth funding to deal with the problem.

Twelve-year-old CARL MORRISON died when an allegedly stolen vehicle driven by a 14-year-oldboy slammed into another car after police aborted a pursuit on one of Perth's busiesthighways.

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