I think so too, Rapscullion, and also his children know …

Comment on Will Aboriginal councillor be blocked from town camps? by Evelyne Roullet.

I think so too, Rapscullion, and also his children know they are not different that the camps’relatives.
Camps should be called Estate, as they are part of Alice Springs and not fringe residential area. For several decades Geoff Shaw and his spouse Eileen Hoosan have raised their children and grandchildren in their public housing home with a wide yard and a carefully tended garden.
Geoff Shaw is a decorated war veteran who stay in the camp even so this means he cannot have a beer with his friends in his garden.
Should he too leave his home to please those who really do not understand family ties and culture?

Evelyne Roullet Also Commented

Will Aboriginal councillor be blocked from town camps?
She can if she likes, but why not an Irishwoman?

Will Aboriginal councillor be blocked from town camps?
So why call her an Aboriginal Councillor? This is my question.

Will Aboriginal councillor be blocked from town camps?
With great respect I would like to ask why Jacinta is an Aboriginal Councillor?
I believe she is a representative of the all community of Alice Springs.
To tell she is an Aboriginal Councillor is an insult to the other white yellow brindle who had voted for her.
A Councillor is elected on his/her work/merit not on his/her ethnicity.

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While the children are encouraged to explore the world around them, issues of safety are always considered:
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