Native Australians make up just 2% of Australia’s population but form an incredible 26% of the national prison population, rising to 90% in some regions. That is a shocking indictment of the continental nation’s relations with its indigenous peoples. Something is very, very wrong in the land down under and Vice magazine highlights one particular example of the revolving door incarceration that has become everyday life for thousands of young Aboriginal men and women. Remember when Irish people under Britain’s imperial rule were stereotyped in British popular culture from the 18th to 20th centuries as habitual criminals fuelled by poverty and alcohol? The destructive effects of colonialism are universal, whatever the time or place.