Evelyne, This is one of those instances of language nuance …

Comment on Will Aboriginal councillor be blocked from town camps? by Paull Alekna.

Evelyne, This is one of those instances of language nuance not being well conveyed in text.
Ms Price is a councillor of Aboriginal origin as opposed to what you have suggested, that she is a councillor because she is Aboriginal.
Our laws do not (yet) allow for the latter, in a democracy, all representatives have to be properly elected, we have not yet reached the situation of having X percentage of positions reserved for certain types of candidates.

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