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Comment on First Nations want a ‘Voice’ enshrined in the constitution by True But.

Perhaps we should keep paying as long as we keep making money from stolen assets?

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First Nations want a ‘Voice’ enshrined in the constitution
In this town there are people who have managed to turn the small (or larger) fortunes their ancestors left them into a secure and relatively wealthy lifestyle.
I’m thinking about pastoralists here as the easiest example.
There are other people in this town whose ancestors had their ownership of land taken from them and then worked for rations for the usurper.
They were unable to leave any assets to their children.
It is very easy for someone from the first group to say that we have to get over the past and move forward, it is divisive to look at past wrongs etc. Very easy when your living a comfortable and privileged lifestyle built on the land taken from someone and using their unpaid labour to add value fencing dam building etc etc.
It’s a difficult issue but we can’t just forget the past as if it never happened. Every year a predominately Muslim country (Turkey) lets thousands of Australians visit to commemorate a failed invasion attempt.
But we want everyone to forget the successful invasion that happened here. Lest we forget.


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Dreamtime stories in the palm of your hand
OK, Mark Wilson, so black fellas should work entertaining tourists and really as experts on cultural matters but we shouldn’t value it by paying for it.
I suppose most people in the tourism industry would think it would be fair to work for the tourists for a similar rate. Or maybe not.
I think most tourism ventures work under the idea that they have a product, tour, experience, that people want and the tourists pay for that.
And then the business pays the workers at least award rates. That seems fair to me.


You can vote No with love: Alice priest
@ John Bell: I didn’t say that. Actually I just pointed out that that is what Mr Raass said. He said it and then promotes discrimination? Weird.


Dreamtime stories in the palm of your hand
Mark Wilson, what about doing it as a job and getting paid for it?
Perhaps white fellas could pay them to protect their / our heritage from outsiders.
And providing a sought after experience for tourists.
I believe its a lack of respect and understanding from the tourism industry and others that make these experiences difficult to find.
Work for the dole is rubbish and people who work anywhere should at least be paid the minimum wage and all other benefits that workers expect.


Song injects life into lights on the hill
Yes Charlie, send $2million interstate to bring a few hundred thousand $s in, not good maths.
And they have finally found a custodian to work with. As a supposed Indigenous cultural event custodians should have been involved from the start. Not 2 years after planning started and the event had been already staged once.


You can vote No with love: Alice priest
John Bell: If you call my comment firing shots then I don’t think you know what a respectful argument means.
I was just trying to show the hypocrisy in Mr Raass’s argument. He said the church disavows unjust discrimination, and also discriminating against homosexuals is a great moral evil.
He says that but then promotes discrimination. Can you see the hypocrisy?
I would like some clarification from him as to whether he is for or against discrimination. As to his response to the survey he can and will do whatever way he likes.


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