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australia day
January 25, 2007, 6:42 am
Filed under: Zeitgeist

Photo Credit:  Gilfer

More than half the Australian aboriginal male population and 40% of females die before reaching the age of 50

Comprising just 2% of the population, they make up an estimated 12% of the homeless, 19% of the prison population, 31% of people living in “improvised dwellings”, 41% of child abuse and neglect cases and 50% of inhabitants of dwellings with 10 or more people.

The imprisonment rate for adults is 14 times higher than it is for the non-Indigenous population, while the unemployment rate is nearly three times higher, around 23%, compared to 8% in the general population.

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We have concentration camps for refugees. We are racist.

 But we have a sense of beauty and also a sense of humour.

I’m sorry for what we have done. I celebrate who we are.

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Yep … with such a history of achievement … and an ongoing commitment to this tradition, it makes me proud to be Australian.

Comment by Gavin Heaton

Hi,

Thanks for using my photo (“We Are Full of Love” graffiti) to illustrate your article. Could you please credit me with as the author, using my Flickr username Gilfer, and provide a link back to the Flickr page which hosts the image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/flamingmongrel/90159834/

Thanks
Gilfer

Comment by Gilfer

@Gilfer- no worries!

Comment by katiechatfield




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