Saturday, December 15, 2007

Rudd to face indigenous heads

KEVIN Rudd will come face to face with indigenous leaders this morning as he prepares to deal personally with the "challenges" confronting the commonwealth intervention in Northern Territory communities amid the growing outrage over the gang-rape of a 10-year-old Aboriginal girl on Cape York.

After a brief visit to East Timor, the Prime Minister flew into Darwin last night under pressure to reform the intervention program after the federal and Territory governments promised to "rebuild the trust and confidence" of indigenous people.

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