We need to get some things straight here. If policemen, …

Comment on The stolen child who went to university by David.

We need to get some things straight here.
If policemen, holy men of the cloth, miners, pastoralist, vagabonds of the day, had kept their trousers buttoned up and not pursued Aboriginal women, there would not be a stolen generation, that is, children sired by non Aboriginal men as those described.
And those kids were stolen from their mothers.
What does taken by force from their mothers not to be seen again mean then?
Like many other Aboriginal mothers whose kids were stolen, Joe Croft’s mother tried to find him looking all over for him as described in this story.
Was that an indication of an uncaring mother? I don’t think so.
Many mothers only found their stolen kids 40 to 50 years later if they were lucky and not died before they could.
They were stolen by the government of the day out of embarrassment it brought on white society, not out of care for those kids’ well being.
There was no alcoholism or such problems in those days amongst Aboriginal people to be a cause to snatch those kids.
All those are today’s issues, unlike those days. A different case and concern altogether.

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COVID-19 calls for straight answers
That is the standard government and public service response to shut anyone down: “These are operational matters.”
The Minister’s minders run the government because you can’t get past them to ask legitimate questions that a media body should be able too particularly when it’s the Minister’s question and answer time.
Get the facts (as much as known and released) from the horses mouth at the appointed time not by email from some minder well after the event.
Government should have established a video conferencing central point for the Center and Barkly for local media to access at the Minister’s question and answer time in this pandemic crisis for the information of the Territory people.
They, through the election process, put these Ministers in government to respond to Territory people in an appropriate manner.
I doubt anyone voted for a bloody ministerial minder. Those control freaks wouldn’t care about transparency.

Aborigines may defy orders, come to Alice for food: CLC
@ Harry Storch. You’re right Harry. Shallow minded people, those who should educate themselves how the disease got into the country in the first place.
It’s the trendies, the so called beautiful people and privileged with the means to travel the world and spread it everywhere, they are the ones who brought the virus into this country and are those who are still bringing it in and spreading it about.
It has become the disease of the upper class who think they are above everyone else who keep on mingling and socialising.
Those that keep pointing the finger at Aboriginal people need to get their facts right if for a moment they can apply their brains to that but their mindset doesn’t allow it.
No doubt these people know how it got here and who is spreading it, easier to take cheap shots at Aboriginal people as if they are responsible for all of it.

COVID-19 infected is Harts Range police officer
@ John Bell. You should just enjoy the Melbourne lifestyle then with all its freedom of movement. That Harts Range police officer deserves all the flak he gets.

COVID-19 infected is Harts Range police officer
@ Anonymous 2: The Harts Range police officer and his partner may be all you say they are, well and good.
However there is a deadly coronavirus pandemic sweeping the planet and they have brought it from the other side of the world right to the very front door of the Hartz Range Aboriginal community, a community in lockdown for the very purpose of keeping it safe from the coronavirus in the first place.
Irresponsibility or poor judgement?
Surely the police station was manned while this couple had a holiday.
What about interaction on this couple’s return with those manning the police station? The police station would not have been left unmanned.
Nothing said about that.
Fingers crossed they are not infected as well now.
And @ Reader: Yes grog is still sold at road houses, at least at the ones I know.

Do what I do: a lesson for the government, police
Good comment Kierane Finnane, spot on Hall Duell.

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