About time the Liquor Commission was reinstated. Are there any Aboriginal …

Comment on Liquor Commission: Lawyer, social worker represent Alice by David.

About time the Liquor Commission was reinstated.
Are there any Aboriginal members on this new commission, the people who are subject to and affected the most by grog? Should have seen Q&A the other week.
As far as online ordering of grog, Aboriginal people have adapted quite well to modern communications technology and use it to good effect like everyone else.
It is known grog has been ordered online. The Chrisco Christmas hamper to name one.
The new commission has a job ahead of it not just to listen to people but act in the best interest of everybody.
Grog running is a scourge that needs greater attention and much harsher and realistic penalties. This being inflicted on people by black and white grog runners.
These are just some of many things the new Liquor Commission may be confronted with once they have found their feet.

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Interesting comments Jakub Baranski. Some years ago I was at a world conference in Canada where I met people who had no idea there were Indigenous people in Australia.
You’re correct about the hypocrisy. Some people believe Aboriginal people need to assimilate without those same people with such beliefs learning about or even understanding anything about Aboriginal peoples or culture that thrived for 60,000 years or more in the this country.
It’s always a one way street that people expect Aboriginal people to simply take up something of 200 years or so and just forget about their own of 60,000 years.
After seven years on Aboriginal communities one would expect to learn and understand the wrongs done to Aboriginal people in the past and present, not deny any wrong doing altogether.
Such are the hypocrisies.


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