It is apparent and recognised that the many first people …

Comment on First Nations want a ‘Voice’ enshrined in the constitution by Surprised!.

It is apparent and recognised that the many first people around the world were treated shockingly. We, in Australia need to be united as a nation of people where EVERYONE is treated equally.
I am unsure of the wording in the constitution but I hope it says something like all people and does not exclude anybody.
Whilst there is (unfortunately) some inequality in the dealings with some Aboriginal people, there seems that from a percentage ratio there is much more money provided to them.
I am all for equality, but equality has to work both ways, over all aspects.
In my opinion it serves no purpose to keep bringing up the past and in many instances it seems this is being used as a political tool. Doing this only generates resentment at possibly hatred and certainly racism.
We need to get on with life and work to build a strong and prosperous nation.
The moment the word “together” is used, it infers a divide. “Together” should be replaced with the word “All”.

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First Nations want a ‘Voice’ enshrined in the constitution
@ True But: That’s exactly the attitude that is contributing to the problem.
So why don’t you work out a formula for a one off payment?
Getting handouts based on conscience is very destructive for to the payer and payee.
If you are referring to land as assets then it should be simple to calculate a REALISTIC rental payment. Then we stop paying royalties and we could save hundreds of millions.
Your one liner, clearly shows you are happy to contribute and exacerbate the problem rather than working out an equitable solution.
I note none has been able to answer all of my questions.
May I suggest you become a politician!


First Nations want a ‘Voice’ enshrined in the constitution
So how long should we keep paying? Common criminals get out of prison after serving their time, so are you also suggesting that we keep punishing them for the same crimes?
I agree there were atrocities committed but as I have said, failure to move on will only fuel the issue.
Whilst you express your sentiments perhaps attempt to offer a solution!
Please bear in mind that in order to continue to empower Indigenous people we need to move forward from our emotions and act with respect, acceptance and understanding.
Can someone explain why job advertisements can say “Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders are encouraged to apply” without there being a little racist slur or why there are schools where whites can’t go?
I mentioned earlier it has to work both ways.
Let’s do that and prosper or keep wallowing in the past and see the further degradation of our wonderful country.


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Pack of girls attacked me, says Chinese on working holiday
Well done to the police.
So now, a damn good talking too and a metaphorical slap on the wrist and our thoughts will be diverted to the new art centre.
Hopefully this may kickstart Ms Wakefield’s career into child welfare and the consequences of breaking the law.
I live in hope.


Cops @ bottlos: Give us the numbers!
As Dr Boffa works for Congress, I’d be interested to see what Congress is doing to assist with resolving the issues, alcohol, DV and anti-social behaviour.


Art gallery consultation flawed: Opposition
Maya, in true government style, they often fail to accurately consult.
They have a piece of paper with a few notes, one of them is a box marked “Consulted with x”. (x being business, public etc).
When they are sitting in the Qantas lounge on their way home, one of the group tick the box and then they can confidently say they consulted with x.
I have experienced this several times with their procurement policies and immigration, hence I don’t attend anymore, because I find them insulting.
It is unfortunate that this government along with many, are allowed to get away with it, but the only resolution is if the voters make the change at the election and once in power, keep the pollies open and honest.
At the end of the day, this government does what it wants when it wants.


Pack of girls attacked me, says Chinese on working holiday
@ Local1: Yep agree, the employer has responsibilities, BUT this is not about the employer.
Please don’t try to shift the focus of topic, or you risk being labelled a pollie!
This is about animalistic behaviour, lets deal with that issue. Involving other parties is a pathetic attempt to shift responsibility.
In addition, if it wasn’t for this continuous types disgusting behaviours, the employer wouldn’t even be implicated anyway.


Pack of girls attacked me, says Chinese on working holiday
When did we accept that the norm is to “not park there, for fear our car will br trashed, stay inside after dark, be careful when walking or jogging, don’t go away for fear your house may be broken into.”
What’s wrong with everyone? Why do we put up with this crap in such a great town?
So now should I buy pepper spray or a taser, just to protect myself? Sure it’s illegal, but continual FA by the pollies will eventually force normal law abiding citizens into taking these kinds of measures in order to defend their personal safety.
Then of course, the do gooders will jump on the wagon with the poor little darlings had a hard childhood. Well, plenty of others did too, but that doesn’t give them the right to act like wild animals.
Why should we have to live like this?


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