Yes, Pauline Hanson is Indigenous, Indigenous to Australia, because she …

Comment on Ted Egan: Forget splitting hairs, counting drops of blood. by Davo.

Yes, Pauline Hanson is Indigenous, Indigenous to Australia, because she was born in Australia.
Ultra right wing dog whistler Andrew Bolt has also labelled himself Indigenous.
And that’s the problem with the word Indigenous.
It’s a word that has crept into the Australian vocabulary and become more used in the last 20 to 30 or so years.
It’s certainly taken off since the Mabo decision, when Torres Strait Islanders became more prominent. Instead of going to the effort of saying “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders”, you can just lump both peoples together as “Indigenous”.
Whoever labelled First Australians with such a difficult word wasn’t First Australian.

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Ted Egan: Forget splitting hairs, counting drops of blood.
Uncle Hucklebuck: That has to be the most pointless, simplistic comment I’ve ever read here.
I’m sure mining on Aboriginal land and the Aboriginal aspect of tourism more than pays for Aboriginal people using the social security net and whatever you’re milking from the taxpayer.


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