Amnesty International Australia has begun to campaign for a national plan of action on sexual abuse, with indigenous representation:
We are outraged at the failure of the Australian legal system to ensure justice and adequate protection for a girl gang raped by nine men. The case sends a message of support for discredited attitudes towards women and girls and creates an environment in which the victim is on trial – not the defendants.
Amnesty International Australia has been campaigning for a National Plan of Action and welcomes the Rudd government’s commitment to a national plan. We are calling on the Australian Government to:
* Ensure the national council to oversee the national plan includes indigenous representation
* Develop a national plan to ensure prosecutors, judges and other personnel are adequately trained in dealing with issues of sexual violence
* Consider the implementation of specialist sexual assault courts, in which child survivors are provided with an advocate.