@ True But: That’s exactly the attitude that is contributing …

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@ True But: That’s exactly the attitude that is contributing to the problem.
So why don’t you work out a formula for a one off payment?
Getting handouts based on conscience is very destructive for to the payer and payee.
If you are referring to land as assets then it should be simple to calculate a REALISTIC rental payment. Then we stop paying royalties and we could save hundreds of millions.
Your one liner, clearly shows you are happy to contribute and exacerbate the problem rather than working out an equitable solution.
I note none has been able to answer all of my questions.
May I suggest you become a politician!

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First Nations want a ‘Voice’ enshrined in the constitution
So how long should we keep paying? Common criminals get out of prison after serving their time, so are you also suggesting that we keep punishing them for the same crimes?
I agree there were atrocities committed but as I have said, failure to move on will only fuel the issue.
Whilst you express your sentiments perhaps attempt to offer a solution!
Please bear in mind that in order to continue to empower Indigenous people we need to move forward from our emotions and act with respect, acceptance and understanding.
Can someone explain why job advertisements can say “Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders are encouraged to apply” without there being a little racist slur or why there are schools where whites can’t go?
I mentioned earlier it has to work both ways.
Let’s do that and prosper or keep wallowing in the past and see the further degradation of our wonderful country.

First Nations want a ‘Voice’ enshrined in the constitution
It is apparent and recognised that the many first people around the world were treated shockingly. We, in Australia need to be united as a nation of people where EVERYONE is treated equally.
I am unsure of the wording in the constitution but I hope it says something like all people and does not exclude anybody.
Whilst there is (unfortunately) some inequality in the dealings with some Aboriginal people, there seems that from a percentage ratio there is much more money provided to them.
I am all for equality, but equality has to work both ways, over all aspects.
In my opinion it serves no purpose to keep bringing up the past and in many instances it seems this is being used as a political tool. Doing this only generates resentment at possibly hatred and certainly racism.
We need to get on with life and work to build a strong and prosperous nation.
The moment the word “together” is used, it infers a divide. “Together” should be replaced with the word “All”.

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Progress for $20bn Sun Cable
Further to my comment about Ohms Law.
If they are going to use DC for the transmission (which is the only feasible way), they will probably be looking at a transmission voltage of around 765,000 volts. Given the calculated drop of 1.1% every 160 Km, means a cumulative drop of around 30% by the time the power gets to Singapore. That is probably going to make it very expensive power.
Putting aside the economics, logistics and of course physics, I would be concerned about “other” factors.
A few years ago, people were very concerned about living in close proximity to high voltage transmission sources. Those were typically only 220,000 volts.
There was evidence that you could hold a fluorescent tube under a high voltage power line and have it light up.
There too were concerns about possible cancers etc. Where will the cable run?
Food for thought …

Now that the Rock can’t be climbed, visiting it will cost more
If the taxpayers can withdraw the funding, perhaps our tax will go down.
While I understand the Anangu people’s wishes for people not to climb, I’d be interested to see how much of taxpayers dollars were, and still are being used to fund the area.
No doubt it would be “commercial in confidence”.
So when you ring your bank to see what your account fees are for and they say “commercial in confidence” what will you do?

Blackout witch hunt
Those who control the energy, control the world.

Mass rally shows fury, distrust for police, government
Perhaps we could all wait till after the investigation before we judge anyone.
With regards to the bail, on the presumption that we are innocent until proven guilty and the fact that the accused is unlikely to do a runner nor does he appear to be a threat to society, surely to be released on bail is fair and in accordance with the law.

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@ True Centralian: Unfortunately the old buggers are only important now when there are political gains or some other benefit for the pollies.
Shameful, yep absolutely.
It is however all around us, “people and topics” have their use-by date.
You only need look at how the governments treat the baby boomers, the people who made Australia.

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