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I must say you mix in interesting circles. I don't know much about all of this, just studied a few legal and literature subjects last year. Many of the universities make sure that where appropriate their subjects have at least some content relating to Aboriginal issues, so at tertiary level there is an increasing awareness of these issues and this wasn't always the case.

I am playing devil's advocate here but perhaps the English deserve some blame here, because it does seem that blame is inherent in this topic. They started it with their social darwinism. It began with the English ruling class in their manor houses, living off the proceeds of their plantations made profitable of the back of black slaves.

Then of course the English decided to get rid of predominantly Irish riff raff by sending them to Australia for stealings loaves of bread because they were starving and where the British then had to deal with the natives. The English then pretended that the natives weren't organised or intelligent enough to own land and declared Terra Nullius. As well as displacing the Aboriginals, declaring Terra Nullius denied the existance of Aboriginal Law - the Crown became sovereign. At this point the traditional lifestyle of the Aboriginal people was doomed. They were no longer allowed to follow their traditional tracks because of the newly imposed titles. Its quite convenient for the English to support the push for an Australian Republic and wash their hands of history.
Anyway social darwinism continued well into the 20th century (Australia was still little England until well after world war II) facilitating a climate where such policies could amazingly be implemented and supported by law.

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One last deconstruction 28 julietta 07-Oct-06 17:04
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Re: Aborigine Justice 56 come on pilgrim 06-Oct-06 03:14
Re: Aborigine Justice 60 Citizen Attorney 06-Oct-06 03:34
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Re: Aborigine Justice 60 Bewildered 11-Oct-06 11:41
Re: Aborigine Justice 60 OCaptain 11-Oct-06 15:50
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Re: Aborigine Justice 56 calisurfer30 11-Oct-06 20:38
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Re: Aborigine Justice 64 Gengus 11-Oct-06 22:03
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Re: Aborigine Justice 57 come on pilgrim 12-Oct-06 01:56
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Re: Aborigine Justice 64 OCaptain 12-Oct-06 16:38
Re: Aborigine Justice 42 come on pilgrim 12-Oct-06 22:11
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Re: Aborigine Justice 60 come on pilgrim 13-Oct-06 00:51
Re: Aborigine Justice 57 calisurfer30 13-Oct-06 02:55
Re: Aborigine Justice 57 come on pilgrim 11-Oct-06 16:38
Re: Aborigine Justice 65 OCaptain 11-Oct-06 16:53
Re: Aborigine Justice 61 come on pilgrim 11-Oct-06 16:50
Re: Aborigine Justice 57 debraregypt 01-Oct-06 20:48
Re: Aborigine Justice 62 Citizen Attorney 02-Oct-06 01:07
Re: Aborigine Justice 61 lothario 02-Oct-06 03:19
Re: Aborigine Justice 55 Citizen Attorney 03-Oct-06 02:47
Re: Aborigine Justice 56 lothario 11-Oct-06 04:13
Re: Aborigine Justice 55 lothario 04-Oct-06 04:59
Re: Aborigine Justice 61 Citizen Attorney 04-Oct-06 05:05
Re: Aborigine Justice 59 Briffits 04-Oct-06 07:00
Re: Aborigine Justice 45 lothario 04-Oct-06 08:36
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