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pollie for mainstream Australia
and homosexually active Aboriginal men in Sydney
lizards: the giant goanna of peace
"Hundreds of years ago diseases like small pox and scrurvy claimed thousands of Aboriginal lives. We can't let HIV do the same thing and decimate the community."
"When an ideology that elevates to national hero status the architect of indigenous genocide, it infests the fabric of society. School children, from the time that they can reason, are inculcated with the notion that theft equals righteousness, colonialism equals liberation, that indigenous peoples were and are savages, and that Euro-American superiority has been vindicated through the colonialism of the western hemisphere"
"We have in our arteries the blood of the Original Australians, who have lived in this land for many thousands of years. You came here only recently, and you took our land away from us by force. You have almost exterminated our people, but there are enough of us remaining to expose the humbug of your claim, as White Australians, to be a civilized, progressive, kindly and humane nation. By your cruelty and callousness towards the Aborigines you stand condemned in the eyes of the civilized world"
people's Law-Ways: Survival against the colonialist state
"To those who say as they did when they planted the theory of terra nullius upon our lands that we were peoples without law, and to those who say women's law-business is a fabrication, I say: you are ignorant, and have much to learn."
Image from the Lesbian & Gay Anti-Violence Project's
'Which one of this mob is gay?' campaign.
The project was developed by the AVP with ATSIC.Primal fear: Race, politics and respectable Australia
By David Marr
"Did you (like me) jump out of your
skin at the sight of the old black man standing in the rain in Peter Weir's
The Last Wave? It was a fright straight out of childhood. Who taught me
about black bogeymen who take little children away? Probably my grandmother.
I'm still carrying that baggage and know I'm not alone in that."
Who are the Aboriginal people of NSW?
" 'At no stage did Aboriginal civilisation develop substantial buildings, roadways or even a wheeled cart.' Dispossession was bound to happen, he said. 'Those in the guilt industry have to consider that developing cultures and peoples will always overtake relatively stationary cultures'."
Australia's Deputy Prime
Minister, Tim Fisher
Fisher was defended against
accusations of bigotry and racism by none other than Australian Prime Minister
Now you can see why they find it impossible to say 'sorry'?
"I don't think there's ever been such ill-will about the administration and policy development in Aboriginal affairs ever in the 20th century, having due regard to previous historic periods and different ways of thinking. I mean, these blokes are reinventing the 19th century."
Read about who will gain from the government's racist Ten Point Plan
".. if Aboriginal
people get to share the riches that are still left in this country, what
is wrong with that? because it's only been 125 years since they took all
the riches .."
The Sydney Morning Herald covers the first organised Aboriginal float in the Bicentennial year of 1988.