Two worlds, one country

I look down my street, and wonder how this exists elsewhere in my country:

Palmerston Indigenous Village, 22 kilometres south of Darwin

(From The Age: ‘Chicken coop’ village fights to shed despair)

Successive governments have let things get this bad. Please Mr Costello, don’t give me a tax cut, use the money to fix this and other problems of poverty in our society.

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8 Replies to “Two worlds, one country”

  1. Definitely. What am I going to use that $2.60? More beads I don’t need to make jewellery I don’t sell. Give it to someone who actually needs it. This sort of thing makes me ill – but then again, that’s what you get for voting the Libs in AGAIN. *sigh*

  2. Well, these people do appear to be in dire need of something – homemaking skills for one. Why don’t they at least clean up the place. Just because they don’t have much, doesn’t mean that they should just throw their garbage on the floor. I mean, they have little children there. Also, are they even trying to find work. Personally, it is hard for me to feel sympathy for people who look as if they don’t give a damn. They could sweep up the place, make the bed, put something warmer on the babies…etc….

  3. I agree these people need some decent housing but I also agree that they also need to clean up what they have – the article states there is a child that has just had surgery and a Downs Syndrome young adult in their group, how can they look after these people if they cant look after themselves?

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