Indigenous People Are Treated As Victims For Whom Someone Else Must Find Solutions

2051 WordsApr 13, 20169 Pages
“Solutions will not be found while indigenous people are treated as victims for whom someone else must find solutions”- Malcom Fraser, former Prime Minister of Australia. In the ideal Australia – the society is accepting of other cultures, specifically the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their culture and their beliefs. While and equal society within Australia is completely possible, given our history and the currant stance of the non-indigenous population, this will be difficult. Currently, this country is, to a certain degree, exclusive to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Laws and history, education and the health of the indigenous peoples will make it difficult for the whole of Australia to become and inclusive society. Many changes will have to occur in order for people to be accepting in their hearts. But overall, there are many advantages to a society that includes its indigenous population, including a deeper country history among other things and I believe that it is possible. A change, no matter how hard we try, will not be an instant occurrence. It will be a major societal change which will happen over a number of years. With these actions mentioned, it is clear path to an inclusive society. However, creating an inclusive society for all Australians will require goodwill and immense effort from both sides of the feud. To become a fully inclusive society, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples will have to reconcile
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