Western Australia’s Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan on the Bill Leak cartoon that prompted an Australian Human Rights Commission investigation:
“From my perspective, Bill Leak’s cartoon is actually an accurate reflection of what our officers see on a day-to-day basis, when they’re dealing particularly with kids from Aboriginal communities or Aboriginal families who are in trouble,” he said.
“It happens repeatedly, and I think what Bill Leak was doing was trying to indicate a broader problem for the community to sort out.”
There’s the problem of dysfunction within Aboriginal communities but also the Australian Human Rights Commission problem. Both require urgent attention.