I became interested in politics after distinguishing there are powerful elites who want to change Australian culture for their economic advantage and these people do not appear to have our best interests at heart.
I am committed to dedicating my efforts to speaking on behalf of all Australians, to listening and to instituting political solutions and reforms, I am confident will make a difference. However to achieve this, I need your support. I know Australians support equality of opportunity because we recognise it is the successful cornerstone of our great nation. Aboriginal disadvantage is worsening and in some regions, dysfunction has become normalised which is a sad reflection of our failure to address the real causes of disadvantage. Australia does not need a Voice to Parliament or constitutional change.
It needs to abolish the current Aboriginal funding model and implement measures capable of improving the economic outcomes of my people. Aboriginal families should be allowed to transfer land held by land councils to individual ownership and some freehold title can be returned to local traditional owners to be held in trust in a legal entity and accessed to establish local businesses, innovations and enterprises. Traditional owners should become shareholders and be able to use their land in whichever way they see fit. It would be sensible to base this revisioning on the successful Alaskan model. Government agencies can hold land in trust for Aboriginal people, offer funding and mentoring for five to ten years.
To achieve this reform, I need to speak to the people living in communities to seek their approval and support to abolish organisational interference and corruption forever. My people have had enough.
- Josephine Cashman, Chair
Neville Bonner the first Aboriginal Australian to be elected
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The voiceless majority of non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal people are not to blame. Nonetheless, we are pitted against each other to make it easy to divide and conquer. In other words, it is easier to control people if they are fighting each other, rather than as a united force focused on the cause of our discontent.
I spent most of 2020 researching the potential source of our Aboriginal problem. I have known for a long time that our elders have been voiceless, and people who do not have Aboriginal community authority claim to speak on our behalf.