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Comment on First Nations want a ‘Voice’ enshrined in the constitution by Evelyne Roullet.

Surprised! I do agree with you but to a certain point: total equality does not exist, as we all have different needs; but ALL “to have the same rights” does.
I give one example that really touch me and upset me: My husband has a very good army friend, together they fought for this country in Borneo, in Malaysia and in Vietnam.
This friend with his children and grand children regularly visit us, we have BBQ few drinks and fun. Alas, he cannot reciprocate, because he is an Aborigine who live in a CAMP. Equality? Same rights?
Let’s start by giving the Aborigine a voice then we can have a look to needs and distribution of money.
Money from taxpayers should be distributed accordingly to needs not by ethnicity or past history.

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First Nations want a ‘Voice’ enshrined in the constitution
It is time and hopefully quickly.
We are now the only Commonwealth nation that does not have a treaty with its Indigenous peoples. Rather than building our country on the idea of a partnership with Aboriginal people, our laws have sought to exclude and discriminate against them.
The idea of a treaty goes back many years. The failure to enter into a treaty was lamented in the early days of the Australian colonies. For example, the governor of Van Diemen’s Land, George Arthur, presided over a period of great conflict known as the Black War and in 1832 remarked that it was “a fatal error . . . that a treaty was not entered into” with the Aboriginal people of that island.
Positive change in Australia depends on Aboriginal people having more control over their lives. Improvements in education, employment and quality of life must be achieved by policies and programs owned and developed by the people affected.
Success cannot be imposed from Canberra. The hard work must be done by Aboriginal people; but decisions have often been imposed on Aboriginal people by parliaments and governments lacking even a single Indigenous member.
In the words of Prime Minister Keating at Redfern 10/12/1992:
“We have to acknowledge that pre-1788, this land was as Aboriginal then as it is Australian now and until we have acknowledged that, we will be an incomplete nation and a torn people.”….

“Isn’t it reasonable to say that if we can build a prosperous and remarkably harmonious multicultural society in Australia, surely we can find just solutions to the problems which beset the first Australians – the people to whom the most injustice has been done.”


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Yes Chiara, I was teasing you. Bilby is nocturnal, but a nice wallaby with a joey in her pouch and one by her side would please the children even more.


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@ Ms Moss: “The only thing we are clear on is that Alice Springs residents support the National Aboriginal Art Gallery being built in Alice”, but we will prefer a cultural center, in collaboration with the Aborigines, because art is part of culture. This Center seems to have been forgotten.
You have made it clear that Anzac Precinct is your preferred site, and we have made it clear that we do like this site. You always said “preferred” which implies there are other choices.
You wish to continue to engage with council about how to transition the site to one owner, being the Northern Territory Government.
What cannot you understand, that the Anzac Oval is not the property of the council, but of the taxpayers and they do not want to give the oval to a bully government who cannot be trusted as many of us wonder what is the hidden agenda behind this charade.
You have only twi years left in government.
Do you really want us to believe the project will be done in time? You have no site, no design nothing to put in!
It will take more than two years to achieve your goal if it really is your goal.


Street life celebrated in street art
Chiara, the children love this rabbit, every week when we go to town, they climb on the stand, say hello and give him a carrot.


Street art: life cycle of the Yeperenye in giant mural
We obviously do not need an Aboriginal art gallery.
Aborigines lived outdoors and street art is the best to show it.
All those horrible metal fences should be used for displaying Aboriginal culture.
This would attract: Alice – the only Aussie town with no metal fence or blank walls.
Tour buses stop to allow tourists to take photos of the Coles mural depicting the history of Alice Springs; in the same way they could tour the town.


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Yes, Trevor, I remember the talks to have an international airport in the Center where all domestic airlines would have departed (makes sense).
But money talked, all cities wanted revenues from international flights and now they complain about congestion and noise.
Money before common sense = problems.


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