A problem with settling

herald sun oct 2007

... most Victorians will agree with the good sense in scaling back African immigration until structures allowing for resettlement are operating better.

Many Sudanese youths in Noble Park-Dandenong and Melbourne's west have severe problems with schooling, work and generally adjusting after growing up in dire refugee camps in Kenya or Tanzania.

Police say there are no more arrests of Sudanese than of other ethnic groups.

But the persistence of driving offences and the severity of violence when it does occur are cause for real concern.

Sudanese community leaders worry deeply over a breakdown in traditional family discipline when youths leave home at 16 and embrace American rap culture ...