Kids ‘crossing croc-infested waters’ to get to school in Northern Territory

By | February 27, 2009

Kids 'crossing croc-infested waters' to get to school in Northern Territory

CLAIMS children from a remote Aboriginal community must walk through a crocodile-infested billabong to get to school will be investigated the Northern Territory Government. A caller from Palumpa about 375km southwest of Darwin said on ABC radio that students brave the dangerous waterway every day of the wet season. The caller said a ferry service had in the past been used to get the children to school but was cancelled because it was considered too dangerous. NT Chief Minister Paul Henderson today said it “was the first I ve heard of that”. But he said he d look into the claims and “would get right onto” them as a matter of priority.

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