By my understanding: The Racial Discrimination Act (RDA), passed in …

Comment on Will we better understand the ‘Recognise’ referendum than we did the 1967 one? by Evelyne Roullet.

By my understanding: The Racial Discrimination Act (RDA), passed in 1975, seeks to promote equality before the law for all persons and implements the principle of prohibiting discrimination against people on the basis of their race, colour, or national or ethnic origin.
The broad and general prohibition of discrimination in section 9 of the RDA is accompanied by specific prohibitions of discrimination in a number of areas of public life:–
• access to places and facilities;
• land, housing and other accommodation;
• provision of goods and services;
• the right to join trade unions; and
• employment.
Without the third option “prohibit racial discrimination by any government in Australia – unless the discrimination is intended: to overcome disadvantage, to reduce the adverse impact of racial discrimination in the past, or to protect culture, language or heritage”, the following will not be any longer permitted:
• Priority for employment is given to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.
• You only need to complete this section if you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
• Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Applicant.
• If you are both of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, please tick both boxes.
(An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, who identifies as such and is accepted as such by the community with which he or she lives) and all places facilities and institutions being schools, health organisations, hostels, etc … will become available to all.

Recent Comments by Evelyne Roullet

Council not keen on offer of help to fight crime
I for one will say, bring the parents to shame and make them face reality in accord with their culture. Traditional Aboriginal cultural values ensure that Aboriginal children are provided with the freedom to explore the world and to learn their responsibilities to care for and protect one other.
While the children are encouraged to explore the world around them, issues of safety are always considered:
They are encouraged to explore, within a safe distance, with safe practices put into place. There are shared values of the local community and other family members to allow the children to learn from their own experiences.
If a child is exposed to any kind of risk, families trust that it will be reported back to them: If someone has abandoned their caring responsibilities, for whatever reason, someone from the local community will inevitably raise the issue.
Roaming the streets and the hills are unsafe, far away from home, and the older teens do not care for the little ones.
So in my humble opinion we should give parental / communities the right to judge and to act.
Give the traditional owners a go, as maybe before meetings, activities etc.
We acknowledge them? In fact we do not, and it is only when we show them some real respect that their children will respect us.


Cops with assault rifles footage six years old
Where will the patrols be? In town? CBD? The hills? The gangs will then shift to other suburbs very quickly and the patrols will not be able to be everywhere. Make the parents responsible!


Compromise was needed to save youth crime plan
@ One country one flag: Which one? In January 1788 to establish a penal colony.
In the century that followed, the British established other colonies on the continent, and European explorers ventured into its interior.
Indigenous Australians were greatly weakened and their numbers diminished by introduced diseases and conflict with the colonists during this period.
Australia is one of few colonies left in the world and if the Australian of the 21st century do not take care, this colony could also disappear.
I can hear the impossibles and see smiles, but I grew up in colony witnessing what happened when white did not care about the natives and even Algeria who was a French department disappeared.
Only arrogant or stupid people do not want to learn from history.


Masked cops with assault rifles, but where are the parents?
May be the parents of those darlings, when identified, should be put to the pillory, be shamed on the public place and be judged by their peers.


Masked cops with assault rifles, but where are the parents?
Israel here we come! International law prohibits the use of live ammunition on civilians, except as a last resort during an imminent threat of life.
Tactical Response Group (TRG) with military-grade assault weapons? Blank or rubber bullets?


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