Apparently, the office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) …

Comment on WA communities profit from camels, not here by Toby.

Apparently, the office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) is being quietly downscaled. That is the office that was established following the Intervention, to do a better job than ATSIC did in its days.
Well, the PM&C is a failed experiment too. Indigenous affairs with the Turnbull government it appears, is not a priority.
In the scheme of things, it is relegated to down the back somewhere.
States and Territories to take over. Anything established to do with Indigenous affairs, is always an experiment.

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WA communities profit from camels, not here
Aboriginal people will either forever remain on welfare or forever be “trainees” or both while others control their destiny. 30 years involved in Aboriginal affairs, a good number of those working for a Federal government department for quite a number of years on government funded training and employment programs, we believed we were making headway way back in the 1980s and through the 1990s (remember self determination?) where emphasis was on employment.
Yet today, we still see “training programs” for Aboriginal people no real jobs though. Continual training of Aboriginal people is an industry for everyone else. There are big bucks in it.
Unfortunately some people have now become conditioned to others doing almost everything for them that many have become idle.
Land councils fit in just nicely there as it serves their purposes well.

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Flag on the Hill: When No became Yes
South Australia has no problems flying the Aboriginal flag.
While in Adelaide in June this year, the Aboriginal flag was seen proudly fluttering in the wind along with the Australian and state flags at police stations, local government offices and other official establishments.
Obviously SA is mature in its approach and thinking about the Aboriginal flag.
Despite the Aboriginal population of the NT, there is resistance to flying of the Aboriginal flag alongside official flags at most government establishments in the NT.
Police lock up so many Aboriginal people in the NT one would have expected an Aboriginal flag in front of every NT cop shop by now.
Flying the Aboriginal flag and crime are two different matters.
After all, flying the Australian flag for centuries in this country, has not stopped white people or others committing all nature of crimes in this land.

Slow road to wealth for NT’s biggest land owners
With help of the CLC, the said mouthpiece of black people, white people get fat and filthy rich on black people’s land, while said black people, sit under a tree not having much say over it.
To meet obligations and appease, royalties are handed out to a select few.
Doesn’t do much to help alleviate black unemployment and social problems.
One would think there would be a link up to Scullion’s most touted CDP if it’s that good.
What say Scullion? Naah – can’t bullshit about, profits to gain, backpackers are better.
Still land rich but dirt poor black people. The future for Aboriginal people is dismal.

Torrent of toxic Facebook posts after Mall melee
Governments are to blame. It’s government that determines and enacts policies that affect Aboriginal peoples, a constant shifting of the goal posts, shifting sands policies.
The Intervention is a huge failure. All it did was turn the clock back 50 years on all advances Aboriginal people had strived for.
The Intervention took away self-determination, silenced Aboriginal people, took away their control of most things they did control.
Sure, lots of things were not perfect, but what is? Aboriginal people are not listened to anymore. A huge message, a plea went out from a gathering of Indigenous leaders and people at Uluru to the Turnbull government that rejected the call outright.
And, without actual proof, the Intervention demonised (all) Aboriginal men as evil child abusers. Perhaps there is a hint in all that as to why Aboriginal people are not speaking up now when they should. Perhaps they believe government knows better.

Can Jacinta Price sit in Town Council and Federal Parliament?
I wonder how much help Snowdon gets from the CLC in his bush election campaigns. Captive constituents.

Chansey Paech to Jacinta Price: ‘Finger pointing must stop’
I do agree with Cr. Jacinta Price on the first three paragraphs of this story.
Where is the rage of elected NT Aboriginal politicians and leaders across the country, not just on child protection, which should be high on the list, but many other issue affecting Aboriginal people like the alcohol scourge, joblessness, homelessness, health, education and so the list goes on.
Real everyday issues, year in year out.
Why get elected just to remain inert and mute when your people need you to fight for them (in a political sense).

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