In this town there are people who have managed to …

Comment on First Nations want a ‘Voice’ enshrined in the constitution by Popwasa anzac.

In this town there are people who have managed to turn the small (or larger) fortunes their ancestors left them into a secure and relatively wealthy lifestyle.
I’m thinking about pastoralists here as the easiest example.
There are other people in this town whose ancestors had their ownership of land taken from them and then worked for rations for the usurper.
They were unable to leave any assets to their children.
It is very easy for someone from the first group to say that we have to get over the past and move forward, it is divisive to look at past wrongs etc. Very easy when your living a comfortable and privileged lifestyle built on the land taken from someone and using their unpaid labour to add value fencing dam building etc etc.
It’s a difficult issue but we can’t just forget the past as if it never happened. Every year a predominately Muslim country (Turkey) lets thousands of Australians visit to commemorate a failed invasion attempt.
But we want everyone to forget the successful invasion that happened here. Lest we forget.

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Perhaps we should keep paying as long as we keep making money from stolen assets?


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CLP would build gallery at Desert Park, not Anzac precinct
And judging by this the CLP will fail to listen or take into consideration the views of the senior custodians for this place.
Tourism wants engagement with indigenous people. Tourists want indigenous experiences but it will never happen when there is no respect for Indigenous people or culture.
That lack of respect starts in the Halls of power and echos down onto the streets.


CLP would build gallery at Desert Park, not Anzac precinct
And judging by this the CLP will fail to listen or take into consideration the views of the senior custodians for this place.
Tourism wants engagement with Indigenous people. Tourists want indigenous experiences but it will never happen when there is no respect for Indigenous people or culture.
That lack of respect starts in the halls of power and echos down onto the streets.


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Judging by past performance from both parties (NT Government and Lhere Artepe) this agreement won’t stand up to scrutiny.


Paterson stands for Territory Alliance
Mr Patterson, what if one or more of the party’s policies were not in the best interest of our local community would you take a stand against it or shut up and follow the party line?


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Would be interesting to know who these 32 traditional owners are, as last year the minister for arts and culture met with a large group of traditional owners recognised by AAPA as the legitimate custodians.
Seems Lauren decided to ignore their very clear and unanimous response: “South of The Gap.”


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