Posted by Skippy on January 18, 2008 at 20:16:18:
In Reply to: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: the thi posted by n on January 18, 2008 at 15:56:02:
Most, but not all of our local indigenous people around my hometown are generally unemployed and are on welfare, even though there's a boom in mining right now, there's also plenty of work about.
Years ago the Australian government tried to help out by selecting some mixed blooded people to give them an education and to give them an opportunity to make something of their lives, the children were taken away from their families by force perhaps? but it was not a very nice occasion for the children and their parents. The government received no thanks for this from the Aboriginal people, even though I personally think they were attempting to do them a big favour by taking them out of that environment, perhaps the Travelling people in Ireland have a similar problem with adjusting to modern life?
Australia had a population in the region of four million European people around 1900, today we have 20 million or so,many mre mouths to feed! we try to be even handed to all our multi cultured society, there have been much hart break endured by our own with home sickness and all the riggers that life can through at us, but we don't cry in our beer for long, we try to get on with lives and it gets a little bit better with each new generation. I live in hope that our indigenous black people will stop missing the boat, one fine day soon!
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