By many Australians not just Aboriginals. However they have similar opportunities. I have lived with Aboriginals in both types of environments and hands down Aboriginals in remote communities face a much more dire situation and IMO should get more financial assistance than their urban counterparts... Who, if wanting to climb out of the poverty trap could make do with social welfare support available to all Australians.
If you are aboriginal, it doesn't matter where you live, you are more likely to die younger, be incarcerated, not have a job or complete school. And yes, it is because of race.
ABS stats if you're wanting to look more deeply:
From BRW - 'This is what happens when you ignore the issue of gender equity and stick to the myth that quality always rises to the top. What rises to the top is a frothy layer of well-connected men, who feel comfortable promoting each other to positions of power and influence.'
I am not surprised and yes it does concern me. And to say maybe the women were less qualified... I think it more says something about how the Liberal party selects candidates?
It always surprises me when some women get so het up when other women talk about gender issues, gender issues are real, there is a glass ceiling, women are still disadvantaged in a lot of ways in Australian society.
I work in a very female dominated industry, and yet in my place of employment out of 5 managerial positions, 4 of them were men (there were no other men working in non managerial positions), there comes a time when you have to really look at structural issues and not just assume that women are less driven, or qualified, or have baby brain.
Debt will have been repaid when Aboriginal people don't have the highest mortality rate in the western world. We aren't even close to equality. The fact that you think we should just all move on and get over it, shows just how little you know about the situation. Maybe on your next holiday, you should go up to an NT community and see just how dire the situation is yourself.
Are you serious? I grew up not far from Everly street in Redfern, I assure you, the people in inner city areas are severely disadvantaged as well. Reading all these posts, where people really seem to have no idea about what is going on in their own backyard, is really depressing.
Re positive discrimination. At my work, they have a quota they like to reach, they also have special cadet ships for indigenous Australian's. But they are still really hard to get into. You don't just rock up off the street and proclaim your Indigenous heritage and automatically get a job.
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