Aboriginal leaders talk sense at last
The Coalition under the faecal touch of old Tin-Ear tinkered with the unholy mess of indigenous demand, very few of which would not set of generations of expensive court battles for many generations to come—especially as there were threats of violence and terrorism if madness was not implemented. At last cool and informed heads heard the ‘penny drop’. Present proposals are doomed to failure and will be until a confused and threatening rabble pipe down and present a cohesive and sensible plan for the long term. Until then have all the meetings, disagreements and brawls in private—most Australians have much more to deal with.
Three of the country’s most influential Aboriginal leaders have told Parliament a referendum to establish a new Indigenous advisory body would be a guaranteed failure if held too soon. The government-appointed Referendum Council last year recommended a national vote on establishing a permanent Indigenous advisory body — known as a Voice to Parliament —following a historic gathering of Indigenous delegates at Uluru. [More]