Calls for curfew in Aurukun

The Teachers Union has suggested a ‘curfew’ be imposed in the remote Cape York community of Aurukun, after the order was given for the school to be shut for five weeks on Wednesday.

Around 20 teachers were flown from the Cape to Cairns this week after the Principal was assaulted and car jacked twice in as many weeks.

Extra Police were also called in.


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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is on her way to Aurukun to take part in a public meeting.

She will be joined by the Police and Education Ministers, and Police Commissioner Ian Stewart.

The Queensland Teachers’ Union thinks a curfew may be the answer to controlling unruly children.