Sir Paul Hasluck had it right so many years ago …

Comment on Ryder case: ‘We can learn from this’ by Robinoz.

Sir Paul Hasluck had it right so many years ago when he said, “We have homogenised the milk, but not the people.”
One of the key contributors to social division and real racism in the Australian population are the racist laws, policies and programs created by governments with the apparent belief that they are doing good. Until we stop emphasising the “them and us” by advertising products and services for indigenous Australians that aren’t available for all Australians, the divide and associated racism will continue. Governments need to move on from the paternalistic, racist approach to social justice (or whatever they think it is) and fund programs that assist all Australians based on demonstrated need and not demonstrated race. It will cost more, but we can always find money to give to overseas nations and it might mean being a little more generous with our own and less generous with others.
This first step towards equality would help to forge a more cohesive, better Australia and improve the relationship between indigenous Australians and other Australians.

Robinoz Also Commented

Ryder case: ‘We can learn from this’
@Basil Zelig … At university around 1982 I was given a copy of a speech by Sir Paul that contained those words. It was a motivational speech at some place and for some reason of which I am now unsure. However, the reason I remembered the words was that I had to look up the word “homogenised” in a dictionary to recall its meaning. About six months later at Mount Isa, the Manager of Public Relations and Communications at Mount Isa Mine gave a speech to graduating TAFE students and he plagiarised Sir Paul’s speech to the letter. The speech seemed familiar to me and when he said the words regarding the homogenisation of people, I recalled them very well as I was so taken aback that a person in such a well paid and senior position would commit such a literary sin. I’m sorry I can’t provide a reference for you.

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