The cartoon published today in The Australian, one of this country’s largest newspapers, was disgusting, disrespectful, and hurtful.
Those involved in publishing such a clearly racist cartoon should be ashamed and should issue a public apology to all Australians. Responsibility, professionalism and duty of care have all been abandoned in this unforgivable act.
All SNAICC members are unified in their call condemning this racism, made all the more disgraceful by its publication on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day – Australia’s largest day to celebrate our kids and families.
SNAICC intends to lodge complaint with the Australian Press Council on this matter, in line with actions from several other leading organisations.