When I was younger our struggle was to end exclusions, …

Comment on Jacinta Price: talking about Aboriginal people but not for them? by Paul Parker.

When I was younger our struggle was to end exclusions, denials of equality, sort was equality in rights, responsibility and thus opportunity.
Easter reminds us many can be Judas, betraying our principles for 30 pieces of silver …

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Rock climb closure: total government control of media
As Winston realised, the government is narrowing the range of “acceptable” thinking.


Government electricity firm in trouble as solar booms
I would be interesting to know the number of houses and buildings with solar power systems which
(a) did NOT keep their electricity on,
(b) kept their electricity on.
Does any know the numbers?


Labor, CLP discuss preference swaps: Scott McConnell
Are Australian political parties ignoring their members, even worse their electorates?
Recent Commonwealth election result reflects over-concentration on left or right issues whilst ignoring middle voters.
NT elections show wider variations, perhaps with less attention to middle of the road voters.
Politicians failing to demonstrate real recognition and attention to middle voter concerns are ignoring most voters.


Politicking or community: What to do about youth crime?
Re: Ted Egan Posted October 4, 2019 at 11:24 am
I respect Ted Egan, however he is wrong, it is apartheid.
Use of racist labels does not explain problems with youths, it just promotes racism.
Ongoing promotion of racism de-sensitises those surrounded by it.
Commonwealth imposition of apartheid upon Australians is racism.
Claims of short term gains from racist and apartheid policies ignores losses from maintaining those policies.
Fail-to-thrive remain a foreseeable legacy from Australian Commonwealth’s ongoing racist and apartheid policies.
Australians voted to eliminate apartheid, not maintain and promote it.
Resolution of apartheid’s disadvantages requires apartheid and racism to end, not continue.


Boy from The Centre to address UN Human Rights Council
Australia’s governments originally contributed, promoted, and supported the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Article 2
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
All Australians need their governments to constantly demonstrate their commitments to the clear meanings and purposes set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


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