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The Cost Of Colonisation

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In a landmark decision the High Court of Australia has ordered the Northern Territory Government to pay $2.53 million compensation to a small group of native title holders the Ngaliwurru and Nungali people from Timber Creek. The payment is in recognition of 53 government actions between 1980 and 1996 which included such things as construction of public works, which took place on native title land. The payment is in recognition of both economic and cultural loss suffered by a group of indigenous people.
In itself the ruling is not of a great significance, but what it does show is the High Court now quantifies in monetary terms the value of the loss both economically and culturally, including the spiritual connection value of Aboriginal people to their country. This ruling now sets the ground rules for future monetary claims by indigenous people for economic and cultural loss they have suffered because of European colonisation of their land.

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/mar/13/northern-territory-ordered-to-pay-253m-to-native-title-holders-in-legal-first
Posted by Paul1405, Friday, 15 March 2019 5:39:29 AM
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Poppycop!

A lousy $2.5 million is the "cost of colonisation"? If a law was broken, then the lawbeaker has to pay. But that's got *%!! to do with colonisation, which has benefited the original inhabitants pricelessly, and if there had been no colonisation, the poster of this bats..t crazy comment wouldn't be here like the rest of us, aboriginal and others, enjoying the benifits of this country.

A visitor to Botswana, impressed by the life and healthy economy of that country, asked an educated national of a neighbouring, dirt-poor country why his country wasn't as successful as Botswana.

"Because we didn't have the benefit of colonisation" was the answer.
Posted by ttbn, Friday, 15 March 2019 9:24:15 AM
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the benefits of colonisation far outweigh the cost. Just look at how barbaric tribes treated each other and especially girls before colonisation. Rewriting history helps no one.
Posted by runner, Friday, 15 March 2019 10:38:03 AM
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While we are involved with the anti-white-Australia attitude of the Greens, ex Victorian Upper House PM, Samantha Dunn, has seen the light, giving the party the flick because it is “too toxic”.

Other observations on the Greens included by Dunn were:

“ Appealing to narrowcast demographics
Virtue signalling
Divide and conquer
Distracted by populism
Power
Self-interest
Ego
Narcissism
Megalomania”.

Samantha Dunn sounds like one of the escapees from dangerous cults.
Posted by ttbn, Friday, 15 March 2019 10:49:09 AM
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ttbn, the decision only covered 127 hectares of land. In the $2.53 million only $1.2 million or 50% of the lands value was for economic loss. However $1.3 million was for cultural loss, which is far more significant, given native title covers 2.8m sq km of land holdings across Australia, compensation payment for which a precedent by the High Court has now been set, could become the norm, governments, mining companies and pastoralists etc might find they have to pay billions in compensation to indigenous title holders for cultural loss.

I liked you little irrelevant story about the blokes in Botswana. same goes for the woman from Victoria, nothing to do with the discussion, unless of course you have nothing to say.

//Just look at how barbaric tribes treated each other and especially girls before colonisation. Rewriting history helps no one//. runner you are making up history helps no one either. There is more evidence that Jesus Christ was homosexual, than what you just posted, so do you accept Christ was a homosexual?
Posted by Paul1405, Friday, 15 March 2019 11:31:42 AM
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so do you accept Christ was a homosexual?
Paul1405,
just as much as I accept you to be one too !
Posted by individual, Friday, 15 March 2019 11:58:14 AM
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