Native Title done properly

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.

Brough calls NT intervention a failure

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/politics-news/nt-intervention-stagnant-just-another-failed-plan-mal-brough/story-fn59nqld-1226012282587

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.

Noel Pearson’s education & welfare revolution

http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/scripted-lessons-start-a-classroom-revival-20100528-wlba.html

Whilst imported from the US the trial in Aurukun FNQ has had remarkable results so far.

A follow up article on this story.

http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/lost-generation-finds-new-pride-20100604-xkiv.html

And Noel Pearson writes on the Wild Rivers of FNQ

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/aborigines-need-to-turn-radical/story-e6frg6zo-1225875698956