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Your evening longread: The Aboriginal boy teaching Australia a lesson

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

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EVERY WEEK, WE bring you a round-up of the best longreads of the past seven days in Sitdown Sunday. And now, every weeknight, we bring you an evening longread to enjoy which will help you to escape the news cycle. 

We’ll be keeping an eye on new longreads and digging back into the archives for some classics.


A documentary about the education experience of 10-year-old Dujuan Hoosan, who is Aboriginal, has been showing white Australia its failures when it comes to indigenous people. 

(Read on the BBC, approx 10 mins reading time)

Soon afterwards, he gets angry and smashes a window; he is sent home and risks being suspended. He also starts skipping school, and this could have serious consequences – under strict rules brought in with the aim of improving educational outcomes for Aboriginal children, attendance is directly linked to income support and family assistance. If children are regularly absent, their parents’ welfare payments can be stopped. It also increases their risk of being taken into care.

Read all the Evening Longreads here> 

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