Australian news, and some related international items

We do not need a special envoy [Tony Abbott],  we need our leaders to listen

Author: Luke Pearson  Luke Pearson is the founder and director of IndigenousX. 31  August 18

‘It is patronising because we do not need a ‘special envoy’ when we have
so many capable and talented Indigenous people in Australia
more than able to speak for ourselves.
We do not need a non-Indigenous individual to act as a ‘conduit’
between us and government, or to give advice on our behalf.
Especially not when that individual already did so much damage
to the Indigenous Affairs portfolio when he was in power.
The only solace we can take is that he has much less power in this new role.

‘In case you forgot, Tony Abbott  was responsible for disbanding
a wide array of Indigenous advisory groups which he
replaced with his handpicked ‘PM’ advisory group.
He took over half a billion dollars out of the Indigenous Affairs budget
with no real planning or reflection. … ‘


August 31, 2018 - Posted by | aboriginal issues, AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL

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