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Comment on First Aboriginal doctor: Gordon Briscoe AO, BA (Hist), MA, PhD by Meg.

The churches’ work IS being well recognised, especially through taxpayer funded Royal Commissions into Child Abuse and the acknowledgement of stolen generations including but not limited to the British migrant children.

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Grog stats: No independent review
Bravo, well said Mr Smerk.


We’ll all be rooned. Not.
I get that P J Hartigan’s Hanrahan epitomises the eternal pessimist, but linking him to house prices and buyer confidence is a bit of a stretch given the poem is equally about a farmer’s eternal struggle farmers have with the elements in a harsh Australian climate, to make a productive living. The analogy doesn’t quite fit.


Trachoma campaign in Centre part of ending Australia’s shame
This is a good news story.
My uncle Leo spent some time in the Top End years ago with Fred Hollows.
It was the place to come for ophthalmologists to get working experience all those years ago (I’m in my late 50s now).
Shame on us all as a nation, and yes shame on the mums, dads and carers too for not attending to the most basic needs of their kids.
It’s not too hard to make hand and face washing an everyday event. No washers? Cut up one towel, colour code each family members, don’t use any except own colour.
Water scarce for washing? Have dirty washers under tap to capture run off while washing with a fresh one.
Give the dirty one a quick scrub and hang to dry on fence, better than not trying at all.
Congrats to all participants in this terrific project.


Children in care management system to cost $229m
I would rather my hard earned tax contributions be spent on programs to get more kids out of dysfunctional communities during school term, or funding for boarding schools to run holiday programs for remote indigenous kids, than spend another pointless $$$ on supporting the abusive and neglectful behaviours of alcoholic parents too selfish to care more about their kids than themselves.


A break-in with a very happy ending
When I look at this man I wonder what it would be like to have known my own maternal uncle who was a Desert Rat and gunner with the 2nd division Tobruk.
The damage to his house was done by a lowbrow and bitter person too jealous of others’ efforts to have a go themselves, preferring to destroy everything that reminds them for their own lack of importance.
Unlike Sid and June the creep who invaded his private property and personal space and security, will pass from this world without causing a blimp or even noticed as missing.
Sid and June on the other hand will live on in all our hearts and memories as a loving couple and example setters and damn fine Australians. Best wishes to them both.


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