While I feel desperately sorry for these (Indigenous) victims I …

Comment on Town camp women stand against violence by Mark Wilson.

While I feel desperately sorry for these (Indigenous) victims I do wonder why they choose to march in Todd Mall. If they wish to galvanise politicians into funding yet more services (read band-aids) and police into action (I note that some of these marched also “in solidarity” no doubt), then they might better whistle in the wind. Ms Clarke is spot-on: “Aboriginal women are and will be front and centre of change”. Not politicians and not police. And certainly not the courts where the march ended. By the time the courts are involved the damage is done. The problems for indigenous women mostly lie inside the town camps. As Dave points out women are becoming perpetrators as well as victims. Not surprising, really.
Perhaps the very hot-beds of violence, the town camps, would be the best place to undertake their campaign and actions. An ongoing vigil outside the liquor outlets during opening times might be another.

Do we now really expect that government and its institutions will control people’s behaviours when the very same institutions through govt. policies have done so much to destroy indigenous society over decades?

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