"In Australia, on average, 48 young people under the age of 18 go missing every
While First Nations young people make up less than 6% of the Australian
population under the age of 18, they comprise around 20% of missing children.
In reality, this rate is likely higher, with information on cultural identity
often missing in national missing persons data.
Despite this over-representation in missing person cases, these cases rarely
make national, let alone international, headlines.
News coverage of police and community coming together to solve the
disappearances and deaths of white children, however, frequently make the front
pages and capture the nation. We have been reminded of this again in recent
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Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics