Four Corners - Backing Bourke

Backing Bourke: An outback town's bold experiment to save its young people from a life of crime. It's the little town that symbolises life in the outback, immortalised by Henry Lawson who declared: "If you know Bourke, you know Australia". But this famous bush town has one of the worst crime rates in Australia. "If you went to any prison or juvenile justice centre in this state, you'll find one of our families there." Phil, Bourke Tribal Council With startling rates of domestic violence, assault and property crime, too many of Bourke's residents end up in jail. Fed up with losing their young to prison, the indigenous people of Bourke have decided to take a risk on a bold experiment to try and turn their town around.

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45 mins
australian indigenous; aborigines
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