Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I don't get....kids swimming in sewage


The Herald Sun reported on 23rd January 2007 that aboriginal kids at Uluru were cooling off in the heat by swimming at the local sewage farm. Now I know that most aboriginal communities are disadvantaged so the fact that they don't have a pool may well be another example of that disadvantage. But seriously, what parent would let their kids go for a swim in sewage? Who should take responsibility for that?

At least the Herald Sun didn't beat it up like the Northern Territory News which stated that " CHILDREN at a remote Aboriginal community are being forced to swim in sewage to keep cool."

I don't see any evidence of anyone "forcing" the kids to do it. If the parents of these kids are aware of it and know that there is a health risk then I can see plenty of evidence for irresponsibility on their behalf. I don't get it!

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