sqbr: Asterix-like magnifying glass over Perth, Western Australia (australia 2)
Sophie ([personal profile] sqbr) wrote2010-02-09 11:32 am

They can have the land as long as we don't want it

Aboriginal sovereignty to go to the Senate

Indigenous 'fear' northern food bowl

Can you imagine if Indigenous Australians did get real control of their land, and then it ended up being some of the only decent arable land in Australia? Yeah, I bet the government and general population would be totally cool with them retaining control and the profits.

(nb this is a very shallow interpretation of these articles and glosses over a lot of the specifics. I just read them close together and was struck by the thought)