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The future for Australia’s Aboriginal people : Comments

By Don Aitkin, published 12/10/2017

My trip to the Kimberley has rekindled my interest in looking at what might be the case in 2067 with respect to our Aboriginal people.

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Don, I suspect that your figure of 700,000 might be a bit on the low side. Several years ago, I calculated, that according to the figures from Australian censuses, that by the end of this century, most Australians would be able to claim to be Aboriginal according to the current definition. This probably supports most of your arguments.
David
Posted by VK3AUU, Thursday, 12 October 2017 3:15:28 PM
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Yes Don, that's what I did mean and virtually next door! And thanks for correcting my oversight.
Cheers, Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Thursday, 12 October 2017 5:08:41 PM
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A well respected aboriginal elder once said, in reference to the people calling themselves aboriginal; 'to the wannabees who call themselves aborigines, but are not, stop it'! What he was referring to were those who had relatives at any stage back in the past that were black, but in fact were of mixed race. I have always said the only ones allowed to call themselves aboriginals are those who's mother and father were BOTH full blooded Abo's. Everyone else is merely Australian and therefore NOT entitled to any benefits or say in Abo' affairs. So if we review the census once more, based on this new and correct terms of reference, we will see that the number will be less than 300,000.
Posted by ALTRAV, Friday, 13 October 2017 12:13:34 AM
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Quite right ALTRAV. The aboriginal industry is making fools of politicians and do-gooding academics. I agree that the only aborigines are full bloods, and even they have no special status because they certainly were not alive at the time of British settlement, and have suffered no hardship at the hands of us dreadful white people, except of course by the neo-communists who have kept them in living-museum status with white taxpayer's money - truckloads of it.
Posted by ttbn, Friday, 13 October 2017 8:36:40 AM
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I would like to single out just one of many facts that I have had to endure over the years. "The stolen generation". The govt has been vilified and criticised from hear to hell and back again over this decision. Sure I cannot begin to understand what they are going on about, I can only see the results. As I see it these "children" were removed from lifestyles that were in some way not conducive to a safe and healthy life. Now agree or disagree with the decision on the day, it is my opinion that the whole thing is now a political 'beat-up' to do nothing more than extract even more millions out of the govt. Those children had the best care and up-bringing than ALL the other aboriginal children of the day. They are educated, and we see evidence of this everywhere, they are healthy and so on. Now this BS they keep banging on about that they were denied the right to grow and learn their culture and now find themselves estranged from their heritage and past and therefore all those years are now somehow lost to them. Again a money grab. What they speak of is history, this cannot be undone it is the past so it is there for them to catch up on. On the face of it the aboriginals I have seen complaining look a whole lot better off than the rest. So stop whinging and trying to steal more money off us and instead be greatfull and thank us for saving your life and giving you a 'leg up' in showing some concern for your well being because you won't get any sympathy anymore if this is how you thank us.
Posted by ALTRAV, Friday, 13 October 2017 10:34:54 AM
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The full bloods should all be granted Senator status and given a position accordingly in State and Federal Parliament.
That should clear most of the 'horsesh't out of the place
Posted by ilmessaggio, Friday, 13 October 2017 2:40:53 PM
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