Australian Aboriginal Rights December 11, 2004 6:12 AM
Good morning all,
I recently posted some comments to the Care2 group 'Tribal Rights' regarding a recent Aboriginal Australian encounter with our beloved Prime Minister, John Howard.
Obviously I'm not expecting all and sundry to agree with my comments. However I thought it might be something we could and should discuss, argue about, ponder on, and the like, as thinking Australians. And I hasten to add, all other nationalities are more than welcome welcome
I hope you are all having a great weekend,
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Here is a link to the post: http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=328&pst=55261
I definitely agree with what was said in this post. The way our government is treating our indigenous people, is derogatory and unacceptable. I had no idea these kinds of demands were still made, after so much ground has apparently been covered concerning this issue. While these demands are a step backwards, I was surprised to discover just how many benefits indigenous Australians receive. When I was researching these benefits for an assignment about the government's treatment of Aborigines, it occurred to me that in some cases, indigenous Australians are a lot better off than the media portrays them to be. Some examples of the many benefits they receive are tertiary scholarships and free health care. Of course, in saying this, I am not implying that our treatment of Aborigines in the past is being rectified through these benefits.
Haha, sorry, I got a bit carried away...
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