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Re-think needed on Indigenous funds

Posted by: 2UE | 4 September, 2012 - 8:18 AM
More than symbolism needed to help the indigenous community

There's a call this morning for a total re-think of government spending on Indigenous Australians, with new figures showing it's ineffective.

The Productivity Commission has found expenditure by Federal, State and Local Government has jumped to more than $44-thousand for every indigenous person.

Jason  Morrison says we pour more money in, but the problems continue.

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Blog comments Your Say

  • The indigenous communities funding is always a problem, because the culture that's been very carefully sculptured, is one that utterly demonizes anyone who dares questions or objects to anything involved in that community. The indigenous community however will always be the way they are, purely because no-one dares to stand up to them & tell them that one of these decades they are going to have to actually accomplish something for their own community. It is the only racial community in Australia that seemingly refuses to improve itself, nurture itself & develop it's own people. If the indigenous community put as much effort as they do for their activism into the nurturing their own kids, improving & developing of themselves, then this whole problem would instantly be halved. But it's just too easy & addictive to get it all for free.

    Coasty Wednesday 5 September, 2012 - 8:42 AM

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