http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/indigenous-communities-to-share-in-pilbara-mining-riches/story-fn59niix-1226068273011 Whilst it took 7 years to negotiate Rio Tinto’s deal with several indigenous communities in the Pilbarra will benefit future generations.
He blames red tape & the Gillard govt for failing to take it to the next level. He also said if he had still been in charge there would have been more consultation & hard facts of life given.
Former National Party Senator & Secretary of Treasury John Stone doesn’t think so. He does make a valid point that Aborigines & Torres Strait Islanders are two different races.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/intervention-inc-exposed-in-wastage/story-fn59niix-1225936875941 Increase in bureaucrats since 2007 have impacted on how many indigenous have been helped.
Senator Xenophon supports the bill & is looking for Windsor & Oakeshott to do the same in order for it to pass.
http://www.australia21.org.au/ An old friend posted this link on FB. He has always been politically active & I have spoken to him about us. He likes the 5 tests.
http://www.smh.com.au/federal-election/pearson-lambasts-labors-failure-to-articulate-its-reason-for-being-20100903-14uh1.html He calls for a move to the radical centre not centre-left or centre-right.
NSW indigenous architect raises the issue in this article.
There was a poll on this article which is now closed. 2/3rds believe the intervention hasn’t improved the lives of indigenous people since it began who replied to it.
Whilst imported from the US the trial in Aurukun FNQ has had remarkable results so far.
A follow up article on this story.
And Noel Pearson writes on the Wild Rivers of FNQ