@1 – Thanks for the link Evelyne. Perhaps the policy …

Comment on Race rules in NT government tenders draw fire by Observer.

@1 – Thanks for the link Evelyne. Perhaps the policy makers need to read it!
Are employers allowed to not employ someone based upon race? The exemptions listed in the Act (Part 4, Division 3) in no way allow an employer to disadvantage an employee due to them not being indigenous.
It is extremely difficult for a employer to create 30% to 40% indigenous employment when indigenous make up only around 15% of the labour force. To do so, you would have to discriminate against non indigenous. Hardly a positive step towards a harmonious society it it?!

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Race rules in NT government tenders draw fire
As this policy clearly breaches the Anti Discrimination Act, I wonder if the NT Government has applied for an exemption to the Act?
Implementing new racist policies in an attempt to correct previously committed wrongs does nothing but create division within a community that already struggles with maintaining a cohesive society whilst surrounded by crime and the never ending anti social behavior.
Treating indigenous people or groups differently is what helped create a welfare dependent system and morally bankrupt Aboriginal corporations that invest in liquor licenses to pedal more alcohol onto their people (IGA, Memo, and so on).
If the Government wants to create the future workers that will be needed to meet this 30% to 40% Indigenous employment, I suggest all Governments and organizations get their act together to work cooperatively and get the hundreds of kids off the street every night.


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Police on hunt for young men after ramraid this morning
If a person is unable to call a spade a spade (the police have released multiple photos of multiple offenders) then how exactly can we expect to accurately implement the myriad of discriminatory Government policies and laws under the guise of affirmative action?
Here’s a tip for 2017: Improve your job prospects and help your children have an equal opportunity of a government or trade job / apprenticeship. Tick the indigenous box.
As the comment below indicates, if it is racist to presume an Indigenous person to be Indigenous, the same overly PC attitude applies to presuming a white person is not Indigenous.
2017 – tick the box, break the system!


Boardwalk now a permanent blight on the landscape
The galvanized finish is indeed the end product. No painting or anything further to come.
I have always been uncomfortable with the notion that a sacred tree can have a price tag attached to it. However in this instance, I suspect the TOs (and the general population) would have been better of having a tree or two removed or cut back to allow the construction of a discreet, flood proofed footpath rather than the eyesore which has now been constructed.
A few other notes of interest: The project was designed in Darwin, according to a local structural steel worker the boardwalks were apparently manufactured interstate (good local support to our local steel fabricators) and it appears as if the boardwalks failed to avoid the sacred trees, requiring a costly rework. How much did this cost the taxpayer? $70,000? $90,000? A request to the appropriate department would provide this information.


Bulldoze vile, medieval Don Dale centre: CLP candidate
Steve, you have just gone and destroyed the CLP’s last chance of appealing to rednecks and revenge seeking cowboys.
Who is left to vote for the CLP now?
Certainly not the business community. They are fed up with the dodgy procurement practices, looking after “mates” and discriminatory tendering policies (this, you have gone awfully quite on.)
Dare I say, the only chance that the CLP will even exist come September, is if Giles is dis-endorsed now, the party admits he was a big mistake that should have been dealt with earlier and to stand people of integrity, consistency and critical thinking.
Of course the CLP will still not win, but it is better to start the renewal under your own steam than at the wrath of the electorate.


Palm Valley suffers as buffel intrudes
Cue comment from CLP Araluen nominee, Steve Brown …


Black security guards hired to mask racism?
Your use of the term “indigenous” in referring to Sudanese people is ridiculous.
Aboriginal, African, European, we are all equally indigenous and endemic to the planet.


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