Indigenous Times

Submitted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 18:44
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I just received a copy out of the blue of this newspaper publication as a sample from the ad sales rep. If you ever get a chance to get hold of one, it makes for some remarkable reading. One article in particular in this edition that got my attention was a persuasive piece by the Editior about Austalia Day - titled "A national day of discontent".

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Reply By: Bigfish - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 20:22

Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 20:22
Have seen the paper. Doesnt impress me I,m afraid. Like many white fella papers..sensationalism before the facts sells more copies.
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Reply By: Muntoo - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 21:17

Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 21:17
As owners of the site, i probably wouldnt post that here.

We all have an opinion, but sometimes for the sake of your livelihood and the benefits of this site it might be better off keeping it "under the hat".
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 21:45

Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 21:45
Wow, David and Michelle, you have been warned.

Freedom of the press is a fine theory, unfortunately it doesn't always translate well into practice. Just ask Avon Lovell.


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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 22:13

Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 22:13
Care to explain Muntoo? I think I understand but om the other hand I'm hoping I've misinterpreted.
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Follow Up By: Geoff H (Q - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 22:49

Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 22:49
I wonder too bazooka, I thought David and Michelle said it made remarkable reading.

Hardly a racist or controversial opinion which should be kept under the hat.

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Follow Up By: Member - Cruiser74 - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 09:38

Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 09:38
Hi Muntoo, please don't take any offence to my posting as there is none intended whatsoever. I haven't read the piece so am in no position to comment from a content perspective but don't really get the warning Muntoo. I hardly think David and Michelle are out to stir up trouble on their own forum, they're merely providing a recommendation based on the demographic and lifestyle of their subscribers. Is it really necessary to be so sensitive? Cheers
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Follow Up By: Muntoo - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 10:22

Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 10:22
Its often a subject that gets out of hand on this forum, and as people know what goes on the net stays on the net forever.

I havent read the article, but i think i know in what context it was written. Like Foundation Day is no longer, its WA day.

Had this not been a commercial site, i would discuss my thoughts, but i think the EO image is better kept protected.
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 10:45

Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 10:45
Take your point Muntoo, not sure it was initially presented the way you meant. It's often interesting and enlightening to read a well argued opinion on any controversial topic because we certainly don't get balance from mainstream media. Don't know if this editorial was such a case but at least you would get exposed to a different perspective, which may have been the original intent of the thread. At times there is too much anecdotal, "me mate said", "I heard" rubbish rolled out as fact and opinion on here, usually from people with axes to grind, closed minds, or little interest in balance or reality because often the information available will contradict or at least challenge their opinions.

It's pity the IT site is a subscription model because that will greatly limit the uptake.
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Reply By: Witi Repartee - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 22:45

Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 22:45
Hi, I checked the NIT out online. While I couldn't read all the articles with out a sub, I felt you were quite justified in posting it's existence here on Exploroz.
It's worthwhile keeping informed on indigenous issues from both sides of the fence as us travelers require permits for many areas of this land. It's better to be aware than ignoring or hoping these issues will go away.
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Reply By: Member - Graham N (SA) - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 23:11

Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 23:11
Hi David & Michelle,
Can we receive a copy of the link you are talking about to make up our own mind about it or do we just go with the opinions that are expressed here.

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Follow Up By: Witi Repartee - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 23:55

Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 23:55
Its easy to google

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Reply By: GT Campers - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 10:02

Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 10:02
Thanks for bringing this publication to the attention of EO readers - I think it is such a shame that Australian indigenous/aboriginal culture is not as 'in your face' and part of everyday life (well, for us whities!) as (for instance) Maori culture is to our mates across the ditch
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Reply By: The Landy - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 10:24

Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 10:24
Hi Michelle

I couldn’t find the article online, but interested to read if you can post it...

At a guess I’m assuming the article runs along the lines that the current Australia Day we celebrate is a tragic reminder to aboriginal people of the day that life changed dramatically for them as a race and culture.

The aboriginal elder, Professor Mick Dodson, has written on a need to have a day that is more inclusive for all Australians’ and not one that celebrates arrival of the First Fleet on one hand, and an invasion, as many aboriginal people view the day, on another. Possibly a point that has some validity, and if it assists in closing the divide between white and black Australia, then maybe it is something that should be considered.

And please, a note to the forum, I’m highlighting a view that is widely held by aboriginal people, it isn’t my intention to spark a great debate on the issue – I’ll leave that to far greater minds than mine!

Cheers, The Landy


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Follow Up By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 11:32

Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 11:32
Sorry Baz, it was a hard copy newspaper. I haven't tried looking for it online.

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Follow Up By: Rockape - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 15:55

Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 15:55
Landy,

You have put the point across very well.

I also have no wish to take part in any debate on this issue.

Have a good one,
RA.
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Reply By: TerraMer - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 13:05

Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 13:05
This also a good one to read to stay up to date with aboriginal issues and current affairs

http://www.koorimail.com/

Cheers
Terra
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Reply By: Ray 3 - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 15:43

Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 15:43
I often ponder what events would have unfolded if the Spanish or Dutch explorers had of beaten the British to hoist their flag? The Japanese at the time, heaven forbid, would have been a nasty event for all of us Australians to endure.
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