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Canberra to Aborigines: No School? No Welfare.

Beginning next week, school attendance will be linked to welfare payments for parents in Aboriginal lands in South Australia. If parents don't send their children to school, they could lose state benefits. But the Australian prime minister's chief adviser on Indigenous affairs is urging the government to take a less punitive approach.   Ambitious targets have been set to bring indigenous school attendance up to Australia’s national average of around 90 per cent.  It will...

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