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It would be wonderful to be able to meet & access, info, tours & F N ppl who can tell us some of their stories or show us places we are allowed showing their history, everywhere in Australia. Sometimes seeing things & meeting/listening to F N ppl is a better understanding, than just being told about things.
I had hoped to do something similar when I was travelling to Australia and stayed with a friend in Adelaide for a few weeks, but couldn't find anything either time I went. Would love there to be something though!
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Just drive and talk to any Blackfella you see.
They're all real and they all have a different story.
Tandanya is a good place to visit and the botanical gardens has a aboriginal trail in it.
Or the sa museum has an exhibition on but finishes about mid july.
Wiljani Conservation Park is on Peramangk country and you can see scar trees there still.
Clinton Pryor, you're an inspiration to me and I'm sure others agree.
You doing your WALK is just as inspiring as Jonathan Thurston's kick.
" You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are."💖
A heavy but informative read. Certainly food for thought re Indigenous Australians, Federal politics and multiculturalism.
An interesting study was done at UCLA about this very thing, and as the author mentioned, found that direct contact between the two groups can facilitate a greater understanding and reduction in bigotry, as little as 10 minutes.
logic at its best
Incredibly interesting. Thanks.
Delia, worth a look
Voices of the 3% shared Whistleblowers, Activists and Citizens Alliance's photo.
Fantastic, Victoria is slowly trying to close the gap and make amends for what colonisation has done to Aboriginal Australians. Could more be done? Your damn right! But this is a good step in the right direction.
And we need to respect the first peoples' decisions‼️❤️❤️🔥👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿
As a white person, citizen of the earth, originally from
NZ, I am extremely happy to see this.
TOO YOUNG TO BE SAD. TEACHERS SHOULD BE LOOKING AT WHO AND WHAT. . SHE IS A LITTLE BLACK PRINCESS. I AM A ABORIGINAL MAN AND CLAIM TO BE . BUT I AM WHITER THAN SHE IS. I COPPED IT TOO. BUT NOW US DARK ONES GOT POWER.
Evil little shits but I bet she is much beautiful in every way than the bullies...they jealous of her.
I feel so "SORRY" for our first people, our only fight back is to pray that these people
eventually get what they give. IT CAN HAPPEN. The "POWER" of the mind should never be underestimated.
Strength to you people.
My mum is aboriginal my dad is from Ireland and I definitely take after dads side as I'm white as a ghost!! However my mum is dark skinned. A few years back she had a really serious stroke and was in a vegetative state. When at the hospital the nurse said 'how much alcohol did your mother drink before the stroke'?!!!!! So offensive, but unfortunately all too common 🙁
I was watching a police reality program the other day, cant remember what it was maybe NT police. Anyway there was an elderly white woman sitting on a bench seat clearly confused. She couldnt articulate who she was or where she lived. The police tried to help her and called an ambulance. They ended up getting in contact with her daughter who told them she was an alcoholic and had been drinking all day. Not once did it occur to me that she was drunk. Would the police have had a different opinion if she was a fnp? Would you?
I'm glad to see this story getting covered by NITV. Hopefully will may a few people rethink their assumptions
Greyhound, I was a regular customer of your services, till I read this. I have personally seen some discrimination, from some of your staff, but this takes the cake. No more do I travel with you.
We are way to quick to jump to conclusions about a whole range of life issues. If only we could suspend judgement and allow our compassion and humanity to come forward.
When i read this i can see how this kind of thing can happen, i sort of think it actually looks fairly manipulated to surreptitiously suggest a racial undertone which the situation all be it isnt nice it is understandable and certainly not racist, to the bus driver she looked drunk, a really common problem and issue throughout Australian life regardless of race, but when your criticising the western medical services provided to someone of a race or culture who in all the 15 Tribes and languages she can speak not one had facilities or Knowledge to help this elder in either a traditional medical sense or indeed transportation or care i start to question the integrity of this kind of story, all the best to this elder and her future visits and i hope she can have a better trip next time, perhaps her own people can help ensure she gets there safely and with due security and respect for which she deserves.
after a career in the RAAF i did a stint in security. part of my job was aboriginal medical centre .attitudes like this is common. most people do not have the skills or the time to assess the person. but just go on assumption. drunk, drugged, going into a hypo, or coming out of it. factors like homeless and dehydration , in-abillity to handle the medications assigned to then and no close family back-up have a rejection. taxi vouchers or not. able all take a part in skills needed to get home safely. then there is the factor of most taxi drivers and bus drivers have come from the old country and have their favourite doctor till so have no need for good english, but struggle 3ith their own version of it. when cfonfronted with aboriginal english, and aan accent... then it becomes a point of racist,??. mis-understanding, ignorance, or just pricks.
stinkin' so and so don't let their insecurities get you down my dear, they are just disgraceful and full of themselves. Just like to be mean the loser.
Ugly racism has become so normal for many Australians.
Does the patient transfer scheme allow for a fare for someone accompanying a patient who is vulnerable in this way? Surely the clinic can arrange better than this for her?
Frightening to think of what the outcome might have been if he had dumped a frail and ill woman off the bus. Greyhound need to take this very, very seriously. One imagines a large proportion of their customers are remote people travelling for medical care. Training urgently needed in all aspects of this awful story and the apology should have been done yesterday. My understanding is Greyhound have a government contract for this 'service' so this needs scrutiny to prevent a tragedy
What is happening in this country, it's disgraceful that anyone can be treated with such disrespect.
Bullshit diagnosis or assessment coming from narrow minded, ignorant uneducated people.
Disgraceful! That poor woman
If that was my grandmother i would riot
OK, let's start testing these bus drivers.
I am glad this story got taken further
This is not the first time I have heard of this type of disgraceful treatment on Facebook.
Yeh, nah. I have kept copies of all the comments made by the familiy members. Such BS. We should call this out for what it is, irrespective of if they have FN Family members. No excuses.
I don't care what yas all say myself being Aboriginal and I know her personally and She is NOT A RACIST she's far from a racist.... ffs she has Aboriginal family herself and she sees everyone as equals ....
I didn't see the costume but it doesn't sound good. It sounds like COMMON SENSE and SENSITIVITY were not on the minds of those involved that day, or likely any other day, regardless of the excuse.
The staff member who wrote that post no doubt is no longer employed. The pub as a business have posted an unreserved apology and the woman in the photo has also spoken about it. This page has recognised that.
If you don't accept apologies and any attempts at making amends you set a dangerous precendent. When people accept their wrongdoing when you point it out, and promise to take that on board, you've already won.
I don't believe they are being true. I went to their page to look for the photo to comment but it was gone. In another photo they had 3 women workers there sticking their tongues out to mimic what the Mouri do - they were pulling fierce faces as well.
I think the behaviour of stereotyping other cultures is part of their every day practice there and they either aren't aware or (I suspect more true) don't care.
Ok...had to read through alot of comments to finally understand what is actually going on here. The evil twin on the womans back is wearing a nsw blues mask. ITS BLUE not black. The lighting plus the pubs comments has delibetately made it look racist.
Pub very much at fault then. It's one thing to interpret it as a racist costume, but it's quite another to reward it because of that interpretation.
That remains a very concerning issue.
This and the actual post and the comments it inspired is indicative of why others don't seem to show enough respect or consideration of the Aboriginal people, divisive and ignorant behaviour which just isn't acceptable, give yourself a big uppercut BFR
We all make mistakes and mostly can correct them. I wish to express my admiration to BFR and Kallangur Tavern for their quick reaction in retrieving the mistake while "hot".
People here still judging her!!! Until any of you know her you simply don't know and for that its just plain ignorance...
So if they knew it was racist why post it on their page? She's still stupid in my eyes
Haha haha. Yes, you can place your burning stakes and pitchforks down momentarily
As a white woman who grew up in Northern Queensland, I was taught to express my sympathy for the loss straight away (usually via word of mouth to a family member), then give quiet respect for the loss to the family for about three days while the word gets out & then where appropriate you help out by preparing food, having mourners stay at your house or assisting in whatever way you can, (picking up & driving etc). I also think (again from a white woman's perspective), it's about respecting the person who passed & their immediate & extended family. If you don't know what to do then quietly ask someone. In my experience, a person around the same age as yourself is a good guide.
It's different in many areas/countries. We do not mention the deceased's name at all, and anyone with the same name will now go by a new name, but that is not to say your friends customs are the same.
I agree with taking food to him & his family, and asking if you can assist with anything.
Can we know what country and or tribe this involves, before we can give an answer.
It totally depends on who they are and where Country is.
Would be nice to see some non celebs like academics etc there is so many smart people doing amazing things, politicians, health workers! Whatever the topic is or regularly segments find an indigenous representative (chefs etc)
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I am hoping that you can shed some light on the acronyn ATSI for me. I am hearing conflicting information as to the appropriateness of usiing ATSI when referring in documentation to Aboriginal and Tor...
ATSI is white law attempting to umbrella all first peoples. Iam not an Atsi person I am Bundjalung decendant of the first peoples of the Minjungbal Nation
Under Australian law the First Nations People are classed as Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islanders (ATSI). These terms were used to put First Nations People under a label so the Australian government could legislate laws for them and govern over the First Nations.
Therefore it is legal and appropriate to use ATSI in documentation under Australian law, but it may not be correct to First Nations People.
You have identified a fundamental issue though, which is First Nations' People are not recognised under their true identifies but under a label imposed on them that allowed Australia to govern over them.
I want to thank you all for your comments and advice. I believe strongly as a white woman that we need to ask the questions, so we can learn and change the damage often done. I appreciate your honesty and patience with me whilst I learn.
My understanding is it always pays to refer to individuals and groups by Country if it is known. I feel like ATSI is a cold acronym that doesn't connect with individuals.
What are peoples' thoughts on using FNP or First Nation People in general writing (where specifics aren't known)? Also - thoughts on acronym vs using full words.
(Sorry if this is poorly phrased)
I prefer to call other blackfellas by their nation. E.g. I work with a Gamiliaraay woman.
He's a Jandai fella.
I feel if you are talking about a particular area/locality it's more proper to refer to the group by name.
You don't talk about Paris as just a European city, it is a French city first, European second.
I am Yugambeh first, Aboriginal second.
Every person from Community I know has said it is offensive when it has come up. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and if you really to consider space (ie in a table), then Indigenous may be deemed appropriate in the table itself, but not in the wording or the table title and a footnote should include that Indigenous relates to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Of course, if you know the Nation or Nations from which people come it would seem more appropriate to use their Country, but when reporting on a diverse group of people that's not always possible or practical.
That's as much I know from the conversations I have had though, it's wise to find out all that you can first hand through your organisations Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander centre if you have one or local community.
I think as a white guy that Aboriginal should do the trick. Don't forget to capitalise as you would English or African. Torres Straight islander people have an unrelated language and Culture to the rest of Aboriginal Australia so they have been separate in the lable but they are Aboriginal (original people) of the torres straight so technically Aboriginal also. These lables are just words and we can all get more specific about exactly which people and land we come from. REMEMBER; the way we act and speak to people can be much more meaningful than the words we use.
I have an Aboriginal friend who doesn't like being called Indigenous, she says it makes her feel like a plant or an animal and prefers ATSI. What about First Nations, is that acceptable?
In the Org I work for we use ATSI to cover overall policies but there are some rules about never saying it out loud as an acronym but always saying "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples" and when referring to individuals best policy is to name their specific country
We always use the full terminology when referring to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is offensuve to use an acronym. I prefer First Nations or Traditional Custodians
Bloody hell up to the howard era it was all that was used untill that government changed it to 'Ingigenous' to make it easier for them writing all their policy stuff - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander being too long. Personally, I'm suss on the word Indigenous - already seen non ATSI people trying to claim it coz they was born here. Like fuckey, might be born here but they not Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander....
From the language of the post, I'm guessing the commenter is white. If I'm wrong, please ignore this.
I think it's great you want to work with First Nations People. As white people we have so much to learn. I see the term, 'desperately' is used and for me, this suggests it would be useful to do some internal processing of one's own childhood, where you were desperate for connection, belonging etc. Most of what we think we 'desperately want' in life is a projection, at some level, of unmet childhood needs and wounding. I have found that doing this internal work frees us up from any sense of desperation to do the outer work, so that we approach it from a much more centred, authentic, rational place, and the difference is obvious to those we want to work with.
From doing this work myself, I've arrived at realising working with my own white people, teaching about connection and belonging, things our culture has largely forgotten, along with teaching peaceful parenting, is going to be far more useful toward ending racism than anything I imagine I could offer FNP, but that's just me.
This might not be what you thought you might hear as 'advice' but I think it's essential work for any white people who feel 'driven' to work with First Nations People, myself especially (and it doesn't mean you lose the drive, it just becomes 'cleaner and clearer')
It would also be very, very useful to enrol in any sort of 'Language of Country' course Elder in your area is running.....and do lots of listening and VERY little talking. The people you meet also doing the course would be great to connect and network with.
I warmly wish you all the very best and hope you find exactly the right place for you.
The inboxer sounds just like me... I have been researching courses to help me get into some kind of support role. I found an ATSI legal advocacy course that I am really interested in completing. So that led me to email local ATSI legal advocacy programs as well as asking the court and law firms about starting as a volunteer. Not sure if this helps but I know exactly how you feel!
Great idea, we need people's like you <3 set up your own business to achieve what your dream's to help!! Our outback and communities across Australia need people's with love ,respect ,empathy and compassion towards our 3% indigenous population! <3
what city do you live in?
there's lots of Indigenous youth service providers in most major cities.
the majority of mentoring/case management positions you only need a CERT 4 in Youth Work or equivalent.
the burnout rate of mentors is high so they're always looking for passionate and dedicated workers.
If you are looking at volunteering work that's awesome, but to work specifically in the youth feild you need at least a diploma in youth counseling or youth justice. It is great to see that others can fall in and see the gap and the implications of this, in saying this speak to your local council or local youth community facilitators, they will be able to guide you in the right direction. I only wish there was more education available for indigenous people to assist with the gap as they know culture 100% better than us white folk, I would absolutely be in for assisting indigenous youth, what a priveledge it would be.
You know you can advocate for First Nation People no matter what field you work in. Gary Foley said in the 70s that white people are needed in their own town city etc. White people can have an idea that First Nations people are somewhere else but are often best supported right where you are now. Running off somewhere else can leave a hole where you can help. Just ny opinion. Peace.
From the propaganda the government and the media promote one is led to believe that there is employment for all, "jobs and growth".
Sadly all hot air...
Best of luck, no idea how to help. 🙁
There are lots of organisations that work with Indigenous youth including not-for-profits as well as local and state government organisations. Some organisations are run primarily by Indigenous people and some have more Eurocentric corporatised or bureaucratic governance structures. Some organisations work only with Indigenous youth but these are mostly in remote areas. There are an increasing number of mainstream youth services that have Indigenous specific services, particularly in urban or rural areas with a high proportion of Indigenous young people. No matter what the organisation, there is likely to be some conflict between the organisation's way of doing things and what local Indigenous families think is the right way to do things. This is because all organisations are limited by European legal frameworks. I am highlighting this because many people enter into community services jobs with Indigenous communities and, after beginning to understand some of the cultural complexities, feel a sense of hopelessness and frustration that they are 'getting nowhere' in their community work. It is important that anyone entering a community services role with Indigenous people understands that they are likely to feel pushed and pulled from both sides because, often, Indigenous ways of understanding the world are very different from European ways. If you can find an organisation that tries really hard to negotiate the cultural divide then start there. Aboriginal controlled organisations tend to do this pretty well. There are also a number of mainstream services that engage Aboriginal steering commitees or reference groups in meaningful ways (Wheatbelt Aboriginal Health Service in WA is an example of this). Those services are more likely engage in culturally reflective practise as they have committed to it at a management level.
Ngalla Maya in Perth is a fantastic organisation that assists First Nations people with training, employment and mentoring.
I'm a mentor for AIME, it's brilliant. Check their website out. Good luck in your search ❤
If you are interested in WA - aboriginal and workforce development centre is a great resource i often use. You could also checkout deadly jobs on FB
There are a few positions in Karratha and Roebourne. Check out the Epic facebook page. Or feel free to msg me.
I rather a day I can have with all but we need to connect more first and understand the culture and traditions so there is a level of respect and understanding given. Australia day should be more of a ceremony I think. Not a BBQ and getting drunk, you can do that any day.
We need real change that's gonna affect our ppl in real time...this does nothing ..we gotta stop asking to be recognized and start demanding to be seen..they will have a "dialect " over this crap forever if we let them just as long that's all we do ..is yarn..well the leaders of our community should start getting it done ..then sit down and have a yarn..
Alex Hawke, the Assistant Minister for Racism and Torturing Refugees, is advertising on Facebook, presumably with public funds. I'm white and find this relentless racist crap exhausting. How on earth are people expected to endure this abuse when they're the primary target.
I don't know the exact day but Australia day should be moved to March when all indigenous people were given the right to vote and be counted as equal.
Oh for fss, why can't we all just get along, without all the racisim bullshit, I thought Australia day was for ALL AUSSIES, not to be carrying on like lunatics!! 👍😉🎂
Australia day should recognise and respect the aboriginal history.
I would go one step further and call it national peoples day
Here is an email address where you could request the standard procedure & a copy of their customer charter.
Hopefully you can get in contact with the relevant area to review the legitimacy of the fine.
Grab the officer's details along with the facts & lodge a complaint.
If the machine is faulty then you are protected under consumer law.
If the officer was intimidating, used discriminatory language, unprofessional or used excessive force then definately seek legal advice.
My blood boils at the lack of humanity & commonsense.
What a caring action you have pursued.
All too common with transperth. I've seen them tell people to "just buy a ticket at the next station" of course those people are white. Meanwhile our mob get fines for having the wrong ticket. Not that they didn't have a ticket but it was the wrong ticket.
The same thing happened to me years ago, because I got a concession ticket (that I was entitled to at the time) but didn't bring my Smartrider (genuinely forgot it). Tried to reason with the officer who issued it, showed concession sticker on student card, even the cardboard Centrelink Healthcare concession card, no dice.
For a saving of $1.50 had I been on the scam, I ended up with $100 fine - that I couldn't afford - that then turned into a $200 fine. Tried to appeal, I was rejected. Because I couldn't pay the fine, my driver's license was suspended. For a $1.50 saving I was entitled to, I lost my license and had a $200 fine (which is particularly problematic when you're back in the rural where you can't get anywhere without access to a car).
It is a ridiculously unfair system.
Some machines don't work either I've stood and tried to tag off and so have other and we all walk off. So f... wrong.
Its insanely to get a ticket written, you just dispute them by mail and they're equally as easy to have dissolved
My heart goes out to her. I'm lost for words, it's so unnecessarily cruel
Perth city there is an African guard. He was going to give me a fine but spoke with me for 20mins and let me go. He's worked there years and is good. Some of them though don't care. What you did was really kind. But sadly the outcome doesn't surprise me
What a wonderful person you are for caring and helping.
I think just that is the most important step in bridging the divide of race and discrimination.
Just caring about other people.
Yes these train guards THINK they're the police, also asking kids that go to school for a concession cards, um hello kids do not have a concession card because they do not receive income you friggin idiots, when is this bullshit ever going to stop, especially they target Indigenous kids the Perth Government are really fucked up here with the revenue raising bullshit
Arsehole inspectors, have bought several tickets for homeless people in Victoria and not a problem. Just the other day my Myki didn't register I tapped on, even though I did and the inspector just said to check my card next time (me being white).
Dealt with bullshit tickety yesterday i have a consision card they stop me have you got your student id i show em then they tell me since june this year tage and uni students cant use consisions any more and you have to have an adult card and register then you get student discounts mind you there is 8 of them at my one little train station we shouldnt have to pay our my family built the rail ways here
Depends on the gaurd unfortunately. Some see themselves in positions of power to abuse. Others are genuinely looking out for people. Disappointingly one far outweighs the other.
Stupid card beeps wrong if you hold it too close. Half the time you need to swipe a few times for it to work. Surely they should have let her check.
Less incidents when the old transit officers issued tickets. These security guards are similar to the Nazi Gestapo.
My husband is a Transit Officer and I wish came across him as this would have been such a different outcome 😢
This racist treatment makes me so mad! Thanks for being who you are. You make the world a better place just. Y breathing
It's totalitarian the microchip will be next then what we gonna do?
Did you manage to get the guard's name? name him in a complaint email.
I think if you take on a job that requires you to be an asshole..... there is a big chance you are in fact an asshole.
Uniforms of brutality at Transperth
Transperth are fucked.
Doesn't seem fair. Guard should have been more helpful
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I'm so conflicted with this. I think it's wonderful that you took this course of action, I really do. My conflict comes from the fact that I live in Alice Springs and have had my house and car "rocked" multiple times (throwing rocks is a favourite pastime of young aboriginal kids here and causes untold damage). I've also watched countless business board their doors up and leave town because insurance premiums have become unmanageable due to incessant burglary and vandalism. There are so many programs to engage these kids but nothing seems to have a positive effect. It sometimes seems like a full time job coming up with ways to effect positive change with these youngsters. I am a white woman but these conversations are had with many aboriginal friends who are also at the end of their tether. It's such a great place to live and we're so lucky to be immersed in culture - if only........
I think what you did was great. Maybe they needed to go somewhere and that was their only option. They did the right thing in taking car of it and bringing it back so they were obviously decent people. Good karma to you.
Thank you for sharing this story. I hope I would have done the same, but hearing this is extra encouragement to be kind whenever there is a choice
Not sure. The kids were wrong, couldn't hand them to police, maybe have a chat with them and see why they took it, what you could do to help them. Just a few ideas. Don't pamper kids that's not a solution.
Thanks all. I didnt see the person. I only know cause others saw it. If they hadnt left their tobacco in the car id never had known. Maybe that was their plan? Everyone tells me cars usually get torched. They took quite a risk returning it!
I gave the tobacco to the camper whos phone they knicked. I do hope that gets returned too. They broke into just about every car.
I think karma will serve them and our justice system is so wrong. Also, the overt racism i encounter in amongst travelers. Why cant white people get over it? Im white, my country did many wron things. Its so easy to accept, apologise and make better.
There are times when we must use our judgement. If the car was returned then it can only be assumed that no harm or disadvantage to the owner was meant. The reasons the car was taken are perhaps irrelevant, perhaps all that is relevant is that how much harm was done. The car owner is right in their assessment of the prison system, the harm it could do is completely out of step with the crime, and legally it would still be considered a crime. Even if prison were not the punishment metered out, any and all interactions with the justice system at a young age tend to have negative consequences and that contact should wherever possible be avoided. Sometimes it is the only course of action, this was not one of those times, this was the best response. A person's future is not the price to be paid for a tank of fuel.
If only more people were like this,society is to quick to judge and punish rather then offering service without incentives.
I'd have given them a serve for doing it - it is kinda theft afterall, but wouldn't press charges. I'd just ask them to repay the petrol they used as a 'punishment'.
I'd have been pissed off, but grateful for the return of my undamaged car. And I hope I'd manage to be as forgiving. Especially given the consequences for the kids of not forgiving...
Cos we all deserve a little forgiveness.
there is greater risk in getting caught when returning stolen property than in doing the actual stealing. the fact that your car was returned actually says a lot about the persons who cared enough to return in. I personally would want to talk to the persons who returned the car. why did they return it? were they the same persons who stole the car? if so, why did they steal the car? if not, do they know why the car was stolen by the other persons? information is power and allows compassion. stealing isnt an ideal option and many people are not in ideal circumstances and feel like they need to steal to get by. its not an excuse and yet demonising anyone who steals isnt helpful for the victim or the perpetrator. especially not in areas like these. understanding is key and understanding does not come without communication
people need to learn that actions have consequences.
maybe a chat with a youth justice officer, social worker would of been beneficial.
police can organise this without fining or locking up the young people.
What you did was so kind. We all know the outcome if these kids had ended up in prison. Okay, they definitely did the wrong thing but the way things stand right now, the consequences of reporting could stay with them for the rest of their lives.
I really hope i would have done the same. I would have even been happy to overlook the empty tank. And i hope a lot more people would be proactive instead of reactive. But i truly understand the frustration.
What an awesome understanding person, the world would be a beer place with more people willing to take this view.
The kids were naughty but good on the brother or sister for their decision not to involve the cops. No good would have come of that.
love this and thank you so much for thinking of the people that may have taken car rather than your own situation. It is true that jail/detention is definitely not good for anyone
I would probably have assumed I'd forgotten where my car was, then questioned myself when I found it returned.
Nice if they had paid you for the petrol. No harm done so thank God for that.
I'd be pissed off but grateful and remember to remove my keys next time.
I would have done the same as you regardless of skin colour.
If everyone was like you, the world would be a better place xXO
IF you could find out who the kids where that pinched it for a bit, and tell em off a little bit, thats what id certainly do. Something akin to 'Ask to use, dont just take', but eh.
If I have stuff stolen from me I don't get police involved, usually I just give people a warning to return if it's not back I'm on the hunt
I would NOT have had them charged - on the condition that we could sit and yarn for an hour or so!!! we could learn from each other.
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I personally think there needs to be a shake up with the ' people' running child safety...... or change the name as they are not for the safety of the child. It is a department that is under staff and children and babies are simply numbers but to other people who are fighting for their rights they are beautiful individual who need a voice
Child protection has become a business, like so many public services have become, sigh‼️💔💔🌝🖤🖤🖤
That comic is one of the more disgusting things to ever come out of this country. And although I hate it with every fibre of my being it must never be forgotten, for it is a reminder of how ignorant and prejudiced so many people are to our first peoples.
They disgust me, doing the bidding of their evil media owner. I hope they soon go broke. God forbid they takeover channel 10!
Just imagine if the aboriginal people didn't let any people into their country who couldn't speak their language and didn't assimulate with their culture!
what is this mental patient on about, aussies arent even a REAL white culture, its made up of scraps of other white cultures. what they are fighting for is fake and hate filled. I hope the royals get this bigot..
The whole Government needs to be ditch and shake up and reform again. Both left and right are pathetic.
But what are these "basic Australian values" - i keep asking.......nobody knows. Thats a pretence.
immigrants crying over australias laws Ha, go back to your own country.
Key Speakers: Barbara Shaw and Elaine Peckham who have been fighting the intervention since it's beginning in 2007
Roxane Highfold - Rollback the Intervention event organiser
Vincent Forrester - who was living in Mutijulu when the Intervention started
Dylan Voller - Youth Activist, was in the 4 corners ABC report about Don Dale
To those of you outside Alice Springs or who may not be able to attend. We invite you to light a candle and send messages or photos of support from where you are. Please use hashtags #stoptheintervention #standup2017 #10years2long #blacklivesmatter #noroomforracism #auspol #NT
'CLC believes that the Intervention and Stronger Futures legislation is racist and continues genocidal policies, has not improved Aboriginal lives and should be repealed.' Central Land Council, Tennant Creek 2017
URGENT ADDITION: Dylan Voller will be joining us to speak about the harmful and ongoing practice of forcing youth to transfer from Alice Springs detention 1500km to Darwin - "Transferring kids away from their land and their families - it's not on" Dylan Voller... See MoreSee Less
This looks like African American people watching a baseball game....some of the greatest players are black and if you watch a game the crowd has a big proportion of African Americans. Sporting events in Australia do allow indigenous people into sporting arenas and occasionally young indigenous sponsored to encourage them to play sport. Doesn't seem to be happening across the board with poor Australians of different ethnic backgrounds. Do not tell me
I understand your point. I do think there are genuine points of comparison with the way other esp minority groups are treated, but over- generalising & taking historical realities out of context is not useful,or accurate or meaningful.
yep. elites vs the rest. And the best way to keep the underclass under is to create artificial divisions between them. Of course everyone matters, but as Black Lives Matter have been saying - and you just said, we need to focus our attention on those who have mattered the least under the current capitalist, white system.
And before anyone wants to attack me for saying of course all lives matter, read what I wrote after that and take a deep breath.
Why can't we defend our own indigenous aboriginals as well as other indigenous peoples all over the world we should recognize all our indigenous peoples atrocities perpetrated upon them give them all the respect they deserve they all have different cultures but in a lot of ways similar languages culture and history and heritage and traditional lands traditional medicine
"The rich are so worried about being poor that the poor keep getting poorer to ensure the rich stay rich." Perfect.
I love how the government leans on it's selected indigenous advisory council to play down these issues as a minor problem that the rest of australia shouldn't worry about, good little lap-dogs aren't they!
Well done a supremely brilliant statement I stand with every indigenous aboriginals and every indigenous peoples all over the world
Jade Maitland-Smith spot on and exactly the msg Prof Chris Sarra was raising at his workshop on friday 👍
Or when they make comparisons to other atrocities in other countries that gets on my nerves.
Or the we do not want to offend any one bs some people come out with.
I have this image on the classroom wall. Provokes positive discussion.
Jack Gibbs this is what I was trying to articulate the other day
Yes equality sux! It keeps everyone in their place ☹️ under the people at the top!
Mirror image, ask Steve arrow thief business man from Perth....racist pig living off blackfellas up north n here as well ...
That's a phenomenal post right there. Amazing words!
Dear All Addressed, We the people require your urgent assistance. Chase Walker Steven is a 4yr old boy that was abducted from his loving family on Friday the 19th Of May 2017. There are some basic f...
Greens deals usually mean something is coming back to bite us soon. What did the Greens give away for this?
What BS ! Labor Started This Program in 2007 and LNP underfunding this Program !
Why would Greens join Govt AGAIN when Labor is Pushing for more Funding ?
Lol, Greens taking credit for things.
Don't really care for the Greens' policies, but this is positive action, can't knock that.
I wouldn't touch anything the Greens are involved in.
Thank God for the indigenous rangers!!
Greens have forgotten what they were originally about.
Ask the indigenous about back burning, greens, ask them about protecting wild life.
Go the rangers. .. forget the greens. They are useless.
I like it how instead of focusing on the positive outcome for Aboriginal people, everyone is busy bashing the Greens. Maybe focus on outcomes rather than politics.
I thought the greens were talking about a deal with the lnp over education, this is the same lnp that is sponsoring adani and are denying climate change!!
Why did exploratory rock-art funding dry up after it was discovered that Australia’s Aborigines were likely not the first inhabitants. And why were rock paintings destroyed that clearly showed a mor...
Well, it's fucking incoherently written, for one thing.
My suggestion is don't touch it with a barge pole. Don't subject yourself to the falsehoods and the craziness. It doesn't deserve attention! But thanks for sharing... always good to know what the nutters are raving about.
lots of story's about so called civilised folk who left "modern" society and were taken in and looked after by indigenous cultures all over the world. America is a classic example were many people left civilisation to live in indigenous community. Hardly any story's of the reverse though. Dr Gabor Maté is a Canadian physician who specializes in neurology, psychiatry, and psychology, as well as the study and treatment of addiction. he has talked extensively about the benefits of having a robust community especially for youth mental health, its very enlightening and gives a great insight into how we might address issues and the root problems we face in today's society.
I can't imagine the cruelties that once 14yo suffered before finding a family. And then he was taken from them.
there are stories of people being sent home today after decades living here
I read this story recently in a home printed booklet in Far north Queensland.
Wow. So sad he was made to return to France. He was taken away from his family - just because they weren't blood doesn't mean they weren't his family. 😓
Very similar but much earlier story of a lad left behind in northern tasmania from 1789 for 26 years....
We took care of so many only to get slapped in the face, still today..two face people, the Kimberley is full of them,
so sad that he was taken from his adopted family
Narcisse;who gets that name today?
Christian how epic is this?!
Valerie Albrecht, this looks interesting
Chris Constance - a story for you!
Rhys Killick Fraser Pope Cody Farrell William Thompson
What makes it there's, how much did they pay for it, I'm Australian, I was born in this country, why isn't it my land too, why do I have to pay for my land, why can't I just steal it like these people do
Why don't you promote other Artists?...
That's another picture I'd like on my bonnet
AWESOME love it
Simple Beautiful Art Congratulations
Such amazing art!
It all ways will be the aboriginal land and white mans land we got to live together and be happy and have fun and peace and love together
Some of these statistics are promising. I have been an RN and a teacher. From my experience and from the research, the facts on domestic violence would most likely be incorrect. People with resources are able to hide domestic violence behind a veil of silence. I believe that there is as much domestic violence in every other community.
Yes! 'Live on our land our way' and the govt should support FNPs in doing this ~ what a change for the better that what be! Instead of the ongoing marginalisation, forced assimilation, racism and injustices, and still trying to control FNPs and remove them from their homelands for mining, etc, etc!
The narrative always gets rewritten to suit those in power, either by default (your voice is not heard) or design. As a blatant example; I've learnt that the indigenous tribes of North America had female elders who were considered the tribal leaders, but the invaders in their so called efforts to negotiate their occupation could not accept this, as it went against all their "knowledge" women were the weaker sex after all! So they refused to sit down with these elders! That is some rewriting! I did not believe what I was hearing at first! Sad