FFS !! FO...
FFS !! FO...
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Excuse me whilst I step outside to vomit...........
no more so than any other country I would imagine
I wonder if she would have balls to say that about China or Japan?
Aborigines were only given the right to vote in commonwealth elections in 1967.........
Backpacked round Australia 1992. Married Australian husband in Adelaide 1994. Lived in Adelaide 1994-1997. Moved back to UK & lived in Essex/Herts 1997-2009. Returned to Adelaide November 2009. 2 kids dual nationality.
And Black South Africans were only allowed to vote in 1994! What's your point?
I think also people need to understand that what is culturally significant for one country does not mean the same thoughts apply to another. EG the KFC ad (aus) showing a person of Jamaican origin eating fried chicken caused many comments on youtube from people living n other countries with large negroid populations that this was stereotypical and they should have been depicted eating healthy watermelon.....However in Aus this stereotypical thought is not an issue, hence the style of the ad.
Also statistics do not give a view of the bigger picture. One of which is choice. All people in Aus have the choice to send their kids to school as there is always one provided somewhere and extra funding for travel, they have the choice not to drink to excess, the choice not to become beligerent, violent, welfare dependent etc. Free medical care is available and no one gets told to keep their culture under wraps.
Pretty much every global community has issues which could be labelled as suspect.
Hindus have their caste system still despite government encouragement to eradicate it.
Chinese are brutal with enforcing the 1 child policy.
The US has an appalling health care system which is inequitable and a poverty level usually unseen in a western country.
Africa still has a slave trade
Pakistan has problems with its treatment of women especially their rape paybacks for family honour.
The list could go on. So Australia is not alone, but I guess if none of these issues were ever highlighted on a global scale, things would never change.
Sailed SS Australis out of Southampton 1977.Arrived October in Adelaide via Melbourne 1977.Liverpool/London 1987 - 1992
Adelaide 1992 to eternity:)and one day you'll wake up and stop counting how long you've been here.