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ATSIC: end of an era « Previous | |Next »
April 18, 2004

This was something that was wanted by the one nation conservatives for a long time. They saw their opportunity and took it.
Matt Davidson

The one nation conservatives saw self-determination as a symbol of separatism underpinned by racism. They reject the black Canberra bureaucracy and say nothing is better. Some do replace nothing with something to achieve better outcomes. They advocate that public policy from Canberra should insist on education and work, and letting people jostle up with the market place. "Everybody's got to work if they want to eat" is their principle.

Minister Vanstone's bland press release can be found here. The review of ATSIC can be found here. A brief round up of the debate in the corporate media can be found here.

Aden Ridgeway asks some good questions of both the Howard Government and the ALP.

Noel Pearson has been making some interesting remarks over the last couple of years.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 11:00 AM | | Comments (1)


Perhaps Ridgeway should re-read his press release and decide if it's indigenous money or taxpayers' money - it's a bit confusing. Also I why is the word 'indigenous' capitalised?

And, anyway, what is 'indigenous' money?

Can anyone provide the figure of the total amount of taxpayers' money specifically directly at Aboriginal affairs, by any means, divided by the number of people who claim to be Aborigines?