:: Monday, 11 April 2005 ::
What, ya cannot be an Aboriginal and hold a 99 year lease on a property?
What suffocating inflexibility from a supposed community leader. Way to discourage your people from living their culture for themselves and their families for generations.
Why would he find the whole concept of a 99 year leasehold owned by an Aboriginal man or woman threatening?
Cos it sure sounds like he is threatened.
I am not going to pull any quotes cos it is just too depressing. No Aboriginal High Court judges or race car drivers in this man's world view of his people. Just 15 folks living together in a house in the bush doing nothing but with plenty of government services nearby so they never have to go into town.
I think Galarrwuy Yunupingu has become part of the problem, not the solution. He seems to me to be driven by anti-Howard sentiment. I mean he bleats about Aboriginal health but he had nothing supportive to say about the whole we'll-build-your-community-a-well-if-you-wash-your-kids-and-keep-them-clean initiative that saw kiddie health improve hugely in one remote town. If I am wrong about Yunupingu's position on the well by all means drop me a line and let me know. But if I am right. Well, whatever. I am sure it is no lightning truth I am spouting.
:: WB 3:25 am [link+] ::