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Re: Aboriginal dog program NT
Reply #15 - Sep 16th, 2012 at 9:29pm
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Reply #16 - Sep 24th, 2012 at 9:04am
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Great read , Thanks for sharing  Cool
  

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Re: Aboriginal dog program NT
Reply #17 - Sep 27th, 2012 at 7:10pm
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Thanks Ethos,best read Ive had on the forum for ages.
One part of Auss Im real keen to have a look at.
  
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Reply #18 - Sep 28th, 2012 at 8:57pm
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Cheers Jim, yep the NT is a great place, great people too. Go if you can get the chance.
  
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Re: Aboriginal dog program NT
Reply #19 - Oct 15th, 2012 at 2:49pm
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Great read,

What do the locals generally think of the 'system'? Are they aspirational at all, but feel trapped in that world?
  
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Reply #20 - Oct 15th, 2012 at 9:20pm
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Thanks Max, largely apathetic Id say. There have been so many initiatives rolled out, council restructures and mergers, they mainly roll their eyes at the latest changes as they arrive.

The basics of the problem - and they arent all of their own making this has developed over years where government threw money at them to keep them locked away on communities- are large numbers of welfare dependant people living in isolation with poor education and very low employment prospects.
Its very intractable.
My personal opinion is one of two things has to happen eventually:
1) close the communities and everyone has to move to other towns and cities and get what employment they can and prop up everyone else with welfare until over ? generations education lifts to levels generating good employment.
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2)Government and or business has to develop real employment on each of the communities - eg croc farms, tourism/hunting/fishing, palm oil plantations? to give people a future where they are. No two communities are the same in what they have available. Any development would have to be very well overseen to prevent exploitation so proceeds can benefit locals as much as possible.
  
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Re: Aboriginal dog program NT
Reply #21 - Oct 15th, 2012 at 9:29pm
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Cheers....have been to North Queensland once around 20 years ago, and both the way they treated the locals, and more particularly their attitudes to them appalled me. Seems not much has changed.
  
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Reply #22 - Oct 15th, 2012 at 9:39pm
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The system certainly patronises the aboriginal people.
I have to say that a majority of territorians I know have a blend of hard cynicism and real empathy for NT aboriginal people, also zero tolerance for anyone of either skin colour not making a decent go of things - a pretty realistic attitude on the whole.
  
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