A great piece, Kieran…as usual!!!I similarly found the ‘doco’ didn’t …

Comment on Pilger’s polemic fails Australia and Aborigines by Phil Walcott.

A great piece, Kieran…as usual!!!I similarly found the ‘doco’ didn’t present a balanced perspective of the ‘truth’. Continually playing the ‘poverty card’ fails to recognise the many positives and contributions that are achieved in so many Aboriginal communities around the country. Whilst the plight of some is important to address, so is balanced recognition of the positive achievements by so many proud Aboriginal people around Australia. I’m concerned that the ways in which Pilger portrays the situation are not a true reflection and promotes a blinked & unrepresentative perspective for people around the globe who will see this. Portrayals like this simply reinforces the ‘deficit model’ that does, in reality, strengthen the problem without offering any asset solutions.

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