Friday, October 07, 2005

The Solution

Australia's Aboriginal problem troubles me greatly. While I feel no guilt that I live here, I do feel guilt about the way they have been treated in the past.

I will leave the city aborigines to the social workers, the courts, the police and the hospitals.

I don't like the idea of publicly declared dry areas, where alcohol cannot be sold to aborigines but can be sold to whities. Especially bad when one side of the river is dry and the other not and kids swim across a river to get drinks and get eaten by crocodiles.

If white fellah can buy it, why shouldn't black fellah. Are we equal or not?

I had pretty well put it all into the insoluble basket, although I have continued to think about it.

No one has come with any better ideas, so here are mine.

Firstly, opal petrol will be the only type you can buy outside of the capitol cities in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and it is the only petrol you can buy in the Northern Territory. The Federal Government will subsidise this.

Secondly, the Federal Government will spend a lot of money on health care of aborigines. It won't be wasted, it will be targeted, see below.

Aboriginal women's councils will be set up in every area that there are significant populations of aborigines. They will be dictators and have power over menfolk, children and youths. They can set up their own form of law courts and they will be supported by law makers and enforcers of said states.

Generally, aboriginal menfolk have failed miserably. Give it over to the womenfolk. If you have some better ideas, feel free. No one else seems to have yet.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:46 am

    Great blog I hope we can work to build a better health care system as we are in a major crisis and health insurance is a major aspect to many.