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REMOTE Australia has become a "failed state" paralysed by a "perfect storm" of dysfunction and neglect that threatens the nation's security, social cohesion and rare ecosystems, a group of prominent Australians has warned.
The group, which includes academics, politicians, public servants and mining executives, has called for a radical rethink for the region that covers 85% of the continent and holds 65% of its resources wealth.
They argue remote Australia fits the criteria of failed states - endemic poverty, a paucity of services, financial mismanagement and high rates of homicide and violence - such as the Solomon Islands and East Timor, where the Federal Government sent troops to maintain law and order and political stability.
Dr Peter Shergold, once Canberra's most powerful bureaucrat and now chief executive of the Centre for Social Impact, said there had been a "failure of vision and policy" by all governments. "Mining companies are more aware of the problems and are doing more to solve them," Dr Shergold said.
"If we let communities die, that has implications for our mining industry, for our security and for the type of nation we are."
Fred Chaney, a former Coalition minister and director of Reconciliation Australia, said it was worrying that an area so rich in resources was so poorly governed.
"This is not just about indigenous dysfunction, it is about dysfunction in strategically significant regions like the Pilbara where the majority is the white community," he said. "You have a massive production of wealth and a complete disaffection with government.
"The Pilbara is the economic powerhouse of Australia yet it is poorly run."
He said the emergency intervention in the Northern Territory following the Little Children Are Sacred report was symptomatic of a much broader failure of government and a crude example of the "failed state" thesis.
The Remote Focus Group has produced a "prospectus", to be released on Monday, detailing the extent of the crisis and calling for an urgent national debate. "The overwhelming evidence demands that decisive and comprehensive action is needed to address the crisis in Remote Australia," the group says, and warns that imposed solutions that don't involve consultations will not work.
While stressing that the problems go beyond those of indigenous communities, the prospectus argues that there is a looming demographic crisis with an exploding Aboriginal population that shows few signs of migrating to metropolitan cities. In contrast, rural employment is falling.
The region's economic base has become divided between "fly in, fly out" labour for the mining sector and the swelling indigenous population dependent on welfare and isolated from the mainstream economy.
Neil Westbury, a former senior adviser to the NT Government, said that while indigenous populations had been highly mobile - chasing health and Centrelink services to regional towns - they were not migrating to metropolitan centres.
On security, the report says protecting Australia against external threats from South-East Asia and the Pacific has been made more difficult by the social and economic crisis. It says mining production amounted to $90 billion last year and was the biggest single contributor to the economy.
On the environment, Mr Chaney said remote Australia contained vast water reserves that needed to be managed, but there was no national strategy to manage the lands and fragile ecosystems, just a "disconnected patchwork of federal, state and local government agencies".
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http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalcul...

Racism in Aboriginal Australia
Scratch an Australian to find a racist. It's easy to use racist terms without meaning to.

Racism exists at all levels of Australian society but Australians are in denial

Australia's politicians fail on racism
If you haven't already done so read the two quotes by successive Australian prime ministers at the top of this page. They are tale-telling proof that politicians have lost touch with reality.

Both politicians and Australian police commonly argue that many of the assaults on people of different ethnicity are 'opportunistic' rather than racist [33].

Australia hasn't had a multicultural policy for 15 years. The Race Discrimination Commissioner is part time, his other responsibility is as the Disability Discrimination Commissioner.

"Our politicians are fixed in denial… Politicians believe there are electoral costs and no benefits to acknowledging racism," says Prof Kevin Dunn, an expert in human geography and race and ethnic studies at the University of Western Sydney. Dunn collected the "most comprehensive data on racism in Australia" [33].

Look at how [politicians] responded to the global financial crisis [in 2008/9] or any other problem… they find the problem and tackle it. But not with racism. It seems we [Australians] can be broke, we can be fat, we can be anything. We just cant' be racist.
—Dr Yin Paradies, senior research fellow, University of Melbourne [33]
A study by the Australian National University published [in 2009] found clear evidence of racism in Australia.

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Australia is too backward and sloppy country it needs superior people from asia, the white trash albinos are too dumb and pathetic!! LOL
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Mar 12, 2011
 
Some good points raised but at the end of the day it's up to white Australians to acknowledge they have a problem. Abuse isn't going to help.
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GanjaPOT wrote:
Australia is too backward and sloppy country it needs superior people from asia, the white trash albinos are too dumb and pathetic!! LOL
If you are so superior then why come to a pathetic nation. Just asking?
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REMOTE Australia has become a "failed state" paralysed by a "perfect storm" of dysfunction and neglect that threatens the nation's security, social cohesion and rare ecosystems, a group of prominent Australians has warned.
The group, which includes academics, politicians, public servants and mining executives, has called for a radical rethink for the region that covers 85% of the continent and holds 65% of its resources wealth.
They argue remote Australia fits the criteria of failed states - endemic poverty, a paucity of services, financial mismanagement and high rates of homicide and violence - such as the Solomon Islands and East Timor, where the Federal Government sent troops to maintain law and order and political stability.
Dr Peter Shergold, once Canberra's most powerful bureaucrat and now chief executive of the Centre for Social Impact, said there had been a "failure of vision and policy" by all governments. "Mining companies are more aware of the problems and are doing more to solve them," Dr Shergold said.
"If we let communities die, that has implications for our mining industry, for our security and for the type of nation we are."
Fred Chaney, a former Coalition minister and director of Reconciliation Australia, said it was worrying that an area so rich in resources was so poorly governed.
"This is not just about indigenous dysfunction, it is about dysfunction in strategically significant regions like the Pilbara where the majority is the white community," he said. "You have a massive production of wealth and a complete disaffection with government.
"The Pilbara is the economic powerhouse of Australia yet it is poorly run."
He said the emergency intervention in the Northern Territory following the Little Children Are Sacred report was symptomatic of a much broader failure of government and a crude example of the "failed state" thesis.
The Remote Focus Group has produced a "prospectus", to be released on Monday, detailing the extent of the crisis and calling for an urgent national debate. "The overwhelming evidence demands that decisive and comprehensive action is needed to address the crisis in Remote Australia," the group says, and warns that imposed solutions that don't involve consultations will not work.
While stressing that the problems go beyond those of indigenous communities, the prospectus argues that there is a looming demographic crisis with an exploding Aboriginal population that shows few signs of migrating to metropolitan cities. In contrast, rural employment is falling.
The region's economic base has become divided between "fly in, fly out" labour for the mining sector and the swelling indigenous population dependent on welfare and isolated from the mainstream economy.
Neil Westbury, a former senior adviser to the NT Government, said that while indigenous populations had been highly mobile - chasing health and Centrelink services to regional towns - they were not migrating to metropolitan centres.
On security, the report says protecting Australia against external threats from South-East Asia and the Pacific has been made more difficult by the social and economic crisis. It says mining production amounted to $90 billion last year and was the biggest single contributor to the economy.
On the environment, Mr Chaney said remote Australia contained vast water reserves that needed to be managed, but there was no national strategy to manage the lands and fragile ecosystems, just a "disconnected patchwork of federal, state and local government agencies".
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And how does this make Australia a dump??

I hope you have a good answer.
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Stuipd chinks and poo skin ppl calling this country backwards...why do i find that comical.

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According to WFP, India accounts around 50% of the world’s hungry.(more than in the whole of Africa) and its fiscal deficit is one of the highest in the world. India’s Global Hunger Index (GHI) score is 23.7, a rank of 66th out of 88 countries. India’s rating is slightly above Bangladesh but below all other South Asian nations and India is listed under “ALARMING” category. Ref: IFPRI Country Report on India

Around six out of 10 Indians live in the countryside, where abject poverty is widespread. 34.7 % of the Indian population lives with an income below $ 1 a day and 79.9 % below $ 2 a day. According to the India’s planning commission report 26.1 % of the population live below the poverty line.[World Bank’s poverty line of $1 a day, but the Indian poverty line of Rs 360 a month, or 30 cents a day].

89 percent of rural households do not own telephones; 52 percent do not have any domestic power connection. There are daily power cuts even in the nation’s capital. The average brownout in India is three hours per day during non-monsoon months, 17 hours daily during the monsoon. The average village is 2 kilometers away from an all-weather road, and 20 percent of rural habitations have partial or no access to a safe drinking-water supply.[Tarun Khanna, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization]

According to the National Family Health Survey data (2005-06), only 45 per cent of households in the country had access to improved sanitation.

Education

India has over 35 per cent of the world’s total illiterate population.[UNESCO Education for All Report 2008] Only 66 per cent people are literate in India (76 per cent men and 54 per cent women)

When it comes to Human Rights issues in India, it is not ratified the UN Convention against Torture, its citizens do not have the opportunity to find recourse in remedies that are available under international law. The victims are trapped with the local Hindu caste system, which in every aspect militates against their rights.

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According to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, India has the highest number of street children in the world. There are no exact numbers, but conservative estimates suggest that about 18 million children live and labor in the streets of India’s urban centers. Mumbai, Delhi and Calcutta each have an estimated street-children population of over 100,000. The total number of Child labor in India is estimated to be 60 million.

The level of child malnutrition in India is among the highest in the world, higher even than some countries in sub-Saharan Africa, says the report ‘Extent of Chronic Hunger and Malnutrition in India’ by the UN’s special rapporteur on the right to food. While around 25 percent children globally were underweight, in India the number was 43 percent. A quarter of all neo-natal deaths in the world,(2.1 million) occurred in India, says UNICEF Report 2007 . More than one in five children who die within four weeks of birth is an Indian. Nearly fifty percent of Indian children who die before the age of five do not survive beyond the first 28 days.
According to the 2001 census, female literacy in India is 54.16 % against male literacy of 75.85 %. Most of the working women remain outside the organized sector: A mere 2.3 % women are administrators and managers, and 20.5 % professional and technical workers.

There are an estimated 40 million Hindu widows in India, the least fortunate of them shunned and stripped of the life they lived when they were married. It’s believed that 15,000 widows live on the streets of Vrindavan, a Hindu holy city of about 55,000 population in northern India. Many widows – at least 40per cent are said to be under 50 – are dumped by their relatives in religious towns and left to live off charity or beg on the streets. Their plight was highlighted in Deepa Mehta’s award-winning film Water, which had to be shot mainly outside India because of Hindu extremist opposition to the production.

Nearly 9 out of 10 pregnant women aged between 15 and 49 years suffer from malnutrition and about half of all children (47%) under-five suffer from underweight and 21 % of the populations are undernourished. India alone has more undernourished people (204 million) than all of sub-Saharan Africa combined. Nearly 20 % of women dying in childbirth around the globe are Indians. Six out of every 10 births take place at home and untrained people attend more than half of them. 44 % of the Indian girls were married before they reached the age of 18. It added, 16 % of girls in the age group 15-19 years were already mothers or expecting their first child and that pregnancy is the leading cause of mortality in this age group.

On an average one Indian woman commits suicide every four hours over a dowry dispute. During Indian marriage, women should bring jewellery, cash and even consumer durables as part of dowry to the in-laws. If they fail, the victims are burnt to death – they are doused in kerosene and set fire to. Routinely the in-laws claim that the death happened simply due to an accident.

Rape is the fastest growing crime in India. Every hour Indian women face two rapes, two kidnappings, four molestations and seven incidents of cruelty from husbands and relatives [National Crime Records Bureau Report 2006]

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Women to men ratio were feared to reach 20:80 by the year 2020 as female fetus killing is rampant. Ten million girls have been killed by their parents in India in the past 20 years, either before they were born or immediately after, told Indian Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury to Reuters. According to the 2001 census, the national sex ratio was 933 girls to 1,000 boys, while in the worst-affected northern state of Punjab, it was 798 girls to 1,000 boys. The availability of ultrasound sex-determination tests leads to such mass killings in India.

Around 11 million abortions are carried out in India every year and nearly 80,000 women die during the process, says a report from Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI)

India accounts for about 10 percent of road accident fatalities worldwide and the figures are the highest in the world. Indian roads are poorly constructed, traffic signals, pedestrian pavements and proper signage almost nonexistent. The other reasons are encroachments, lack of parking facility and ill-equipped and untrained traffic police, corruption and poor traffic culture. An estimated 1,275,000 persons are grievously injured on the road every year. Social cost of annual accidents in India has been estimated at $ 11,000. The Government of India’s Planning Commission has estimated there to be 15 hospitalised injuries and 70 minor injuries for every road death.

Historically, about 72 % of the current Indian population is originated from Aryan race. Prominent historians and Dravidians consider Aryans as foreign invaders to India. The Aryan Invasion Theory (AIT) was postulated by eminent Oxford scholar Max Muller in 1882 and later advanced by several western and Indian historans.

Under the current scenario, potential migrants or ‘invaders’ to India include few ‘hired or weird’ Pakistani bombers, villagers around India’s border with Bangladesh, Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka and Indian import of Nepali prostitutes. 92 year old, Indian Painter Maqbool Fida Hussain lives in Dubai after death threats from Hindu militants. According to Hindu extremists Bangladeshi story teller Taslima Nasrin passed all the tests for an Indian citizenship. Italian born Sonia Gandhi , the Christian widow of Rajiv Gandhi is still considered as a foreigner by Hindu elites while Pakistan born Hindu, Lal Krishna Advani is ‘legally and morally fit’ to become India’s next Prime Minister.

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GanjaPOT wrote:
Australia is too backward and sloppy country it needs superior people from asia, the white trash albinos are too dumb and pathetic!! LOL
Why has it taken asians so long to catch up. Go to china and see them still using abacus's. How is that advanced.

Indians are not asians btw, they are a closer relation of paki's lebs and arabs. That lot WILL NEVER CATCH UP !!!!!
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Seriously, they should reclassify indians into their own category. not even an asian
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Seriously, they should reclassify indians into their own category. not even an asian
We are caucasians not Asian.
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skippy's are as depicted on skippy..they sometimes try to go the kangaroo jack way, but always resort to skippy,unfortunately,the only good one sadly passed away..a.k.a "crocodile hunter"..I'll be glad to be outta here..first to recoup..

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skippy's are as depicted on skippy..they sometimes try to go the kangaroo jack way, but always resort to skippy,unfortunately,the only good one sadly passed away..a.k.a "crocodile hunter"..I'll be glad to be outta here..first to recoup..
Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
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All I’ve got to say about this is stop talking sh*t about the country in which you live. If it’s such a drama for you then move to another country and by the way, I want to see at least one of you say this to someone’s face. Stop with the disrespect yeah.?
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coz aussies must be the only dopes in the world were a group of four want to split a bill or 10 dollars six frikin ways
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Another Dave go to sleep you paki
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hey guys still cant get a good espresso in oz thats really backwards

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Another Dave go to sleep you paki
In the mid afternoon cvntflap? Or don't they teach you about timezones in your slumdog mental hospital? Ask Nurse Ratchet to give you something for your obsession, maybe a quick lobotomy. Your stalking is getting boring.

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