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Aunty Jenny’s welfarism and the $250 billion Aboriginal industry

jenny macklinJack Waterford, Canberra Times

I do not think that welfarism minister Jenny Macklin has yet had the acclaim she deserves for a great Labor achievement announced recently - that government spending on Indigenous Australians has reached, on average, about $250,000 per Aboriginal family a year.

 

Macklin's own solid contribution has been to increase this sum by about 10 per cent, or...

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 13 September 2012 13:48

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Aboriginal passports to be presented to 200 asylum seekers

michael mansellBy National Indigenous Times reporter Geoff Bagnall

An ambitious plan to issue Aboriginal passports to 200 non-Aboriginal people including asylum seekers in the Villawood Detention Centre has been praised by activists.

 

Michael Mansell, Secretary of the Aboriginal Provisional Government, Robbie Thorpe, Director of Treaty Republic and Sam Watson from the Aboriginal Tent Embassy...

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 13 September 2012 13:46

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