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Steve” “Constitution of Australia which allows the government to make and implement laws based on race”.
It’s a double edged sword, this exact section allowed the Government to do what they did to the one race.
If this aspect was removed they wouldn’t be able to finely focus on the helping the Aboriginal people, they would need to use a broad sword which would affect everyone and cost 100 times the amount. For all the wrong things the government does it does mean well.
I think they just need better consultation before acting. Much like the detention centre Royal Commission, which was set up the morning after a TV show aired (which turns out was biased and inaccurate).
I’m not saying there weren’t wrong things happening that needed to be looked at, more that they should have investigated the facts prior to committing $50m on a Royal Commission.
End of Rant.

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Unfortunately (currently) they take up a larger than proportionate amount of time from our police, hospitals, prisons and a lot more services supplied by the NT Government.
Their culture doesn’t meld with modern culture so we can’t expect to treat them with modern techniques.
The question is how to we get a round ball to fit into a square hole? The answer to this will save many many millions and lives.


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Sounds like the start of backing out of the project altogether. The old “they don’t want it so we won’t do it now” as if they were ever going to.
It’s been something for them to talk about for Alice Springs whilst they have been in Government without doing anything else for the town.
I doubt they ever intended to go ahead with it, just dangle the carrot so no one ask what else you are doing for the town.


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I would be willing to bet it’s not the first or last time she will do this, yet we had our chance to look after these kids and teach her (and them about being an responsible adult) a valuable lesson.
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Let’s just turn our heads and cross our fingers nothing like this happens again, that will fix it.


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