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John Argent: Your arguments have more holes that the rabbit proof fence itself.
If you are quoting that movie as a source of facts you may want to pick a better example.
If you google “holes in the rabbit proof fence” you will find plenty of info on it.
Even the person it is supposed to be about has said: “That’s not my story.”
It’s a bit like saying Jack and Rose were real people and using the movie Titanic to base your story.
As far as the White Australia policy goes, you use that as justification for the Aborigines finding the others in the bush.
You fail to understand the white Australia Policy had absolutely nothing to do with Aboriginal people. It was to do with immigration, pure and simple.
And as far as calling somebody a coconut, it is a racial slur, no matter who uses it.
If you you use it yourself then congratulations, you Sir are a racist, as racism goes both ways and being Aboriginal, African, Asian or any other colour does not give you an exemption.

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Anti-fracking Greens: Are jobs for the dole schemes legal?
Unfortunately, Darwin Observer, you are correct in the way it is supposed to work, and in this case would be the Crown (Commonwealth or State) and regulated by either Comcare or Worksafe that is the regulator and responsible for enforcing the NUL WHS Act.
Unfortunately an Aboriginal worker on CDEP had a serious accident with an angle grinder, which he should have had training and instruction in using, yet he was unable to claim compensation as he was not a worker as defined by the Return to Work Act, and neither worksafe nor Comcare have said they are able to prosecute (or don’t want to) due to the way it is structured.
This should be one of the first things they should nut out as part of any planned changes to CDP or CDEP.


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Newmont gold mine: Aboriginal jobs, still trying
Very interesting comments on the update, Erwin.
Could we surmise from that statement that because the royalties are paid to the ABA, or the land councils, no income tax is paid?
It is a well known fact that royalty money is then distributed to various family groups.
It would be good to see the legalese if the definition of “distributed” is different to that of sharing.
If everybody is given an amount (even as low as $50) would that satisfy the test of it being used for the whole community?
It is well known the secrecy and exemptions that apply to the accounts of Aboriginal organisations.
Unfortunately with the generalist statement provided to you, is is unlikely we will ever get a straight answer.


Aggravated assault in Alice hospital
@ Ian and Ninti: I read it too and thought if anything, it may have been the reference to “Aboriginal people”, but then realised that was not racist, as it was essential to the context of the story.
I never would have thought that the age old expression of “monkey see, monkey do” was your concern.
It is all very Orwellian when we have to fear the words or expressions we use will be twisted to be used against us, this time in that all powerful catch all “you’re racist”.
It has become a very convenient way for those wishing to criticise a person without having any other real argument.
Just call the other party “racist”, because they shut up for fear of being labelled as one.
Liberal just seemed to point out the truth, monkey in this case is simply a reference to copycat behaviour, something monkeys do, and people, black white or any other colour in between.


Crims terrorise Gillen, three cops attacked
“It is not acceptable to assault police …”
Could not agree more, however the courts seem to keep accepting it. Why not minimum 12 months mandatory sentence? Just imagine the bleating from CAALAS and NAAJA if that was talked about.


Newmont gold mine: Aboriginal jobs, still trying
I wonder how it would go if the royalties are distributed to each language group dependent on the percentage of employees from each group.
If anybody says they believe the current royalty system is benefiting anybody in these communities (apart from new cars), I would quote Darrell Kerrighan and “tell ’em they’re dreamin”.


No Medevac when climate disaster starts
I wonder if the good doctor actually knows the power that is already generated by the solar installations in Alice Springs, both on private homes and in various solar installations at the Uterne facility and others just off the highways.
I wonder if he has heard of the Yarra Climate Action group or travelled through the SA coastline to see all the horrible looking wind farms that (spoil) dot the landscape.
It is very easy to join the mass hysteria of saying the government doing nothing without understanding what the government is actually doing, what the private sector is doing, and what the private sector is doing with the assistance of the government.
Can we do more? Quite possibly. However, the bucket of money is only so big, where does he suppose the funding comes from? Education, health, policing, national security, social services?
As a NATO Medic and MD, he is obviously intelligent. However, what is his expertise in Australian politics, alternative energy or climate sciences?
His current qualifications make him about as qualified as Beyoncé (pictured below) to lecture us on this topic.

 

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