It is NO coincidence that unsubstantiated reports of chronic child abuse surface at the same time the government suggests forced community closures.
It is NO coincidence that in the N.T they’re cutting funds to education whilst building an $800 million prison and passing ‘paperless arrest’ policy.
It is NO coincidence MPs are labelling Aboriginal women ‘cash cows’ while rolling out the ‘healthy welfare cards’ in pre-dominantly Aboriginal communities.
It is NO coincidence that the government is de-registering our priceless heritage sites whilst selling off huge amounts of our land.
It is NO coincidence that the highly visible and well-funded, government and mining backed Recognise campaign was launched around the same time as the forced community closures announcement.
It is NO coincidence that we have alarmingly high suicide and deaths in custody rates yet the government is cutting funding to vital services that can prevent this.
It is NO coincidence that our Aboriginal leaders, protests and successes are boycotted by mainstream media in favour of stories that perpetuate negative Aboriginal stereotypes.
It is NO coincidence that the government is attacking so many aspects of Aboriginal culture and identity that our people don’t know how to adequately address them all at once.
It is NO coincidence- and we damn well know it.
LIVE LIKE LEGENDS