So there's a time line for making the theft of Indigenous peoples lands acceptable.BTW what happened over over three hundred years ago in Australia and when slavery was still around in the world is today no longer accepted or tolerated by western democracies. The fact that Israel did this just over 60 years ago doesn't make them any less culpable by trying to compare them with what happened hundreds of years ago. We now have international human rights and have moved on since then in most cases
if I or you were Israeli >>shouldn't we try and hold on to the land for just a few more generations until the acquisition was seen as acceptable by people such as yourself? Correct?
The 1975 Commonwealth Racial Discrimination Act made it illegal to discriminate against anyone on the grounds of race, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin. Its purpose was to protect everyone's human rights. The Act specifically outlawed racial discrimination in the provision of access to certain places and to accommodation, and in the provision of goods and services.
A subsequent Commonwealth Act was passed which overrode State and Territory laws which allowed the property of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders to be controlled without their consent.
Even with the changes to Commonwealth laws and, later, changes to State laws, citizenship rights were not guaranteed. Local administrators and officials often perpetuated discrimination. Countless life stories have been published which recount the forcible removal of Aboriginal children from their families by state authorities, the dispersal of communities by municipal authorities, the exclusion of Aboriginal children from school by educational authorities, the denial of the right to vote by electoral officials, and the refusal by municipal authorities to provide basic amenities and access to many other aspects of civic life.
Today Aboriginal people have the same citizenship rights as other Australians. Technically they are equal. Despite this, their life expectancy is almost twenty years less than that of other Australians and their infant mortality rate is more than double the mortality rate of non-indigenous Australians. Their school retention and graduation rates are lower and their rates of unemployment are higher. Indigenous Australians are ten times more likely to be imprisoned than non-indigenous Australians. There has been only one Aboriginal judge and one Aboriginal magistrate in the justice system and only two Aboriginal senators in the Commonwealth parliament. Inequities such as these suggest that it requires more than legal, structural and economic changes to guarantee full citizenship rights.