Tony Abbott suggests that Aborigines should move on from the Tent Embassy because relations between Indigenous and other Australians have improved in the last 40 years. Using the same logic, would he dare suggest to the RSL that they demolish all the monuments erected to acknowledge the sacrifices made by service personnel in the two world wars? Only the Indigenous community can decide if and when the Tent Embassy no longer has any meaning for them.
Written just after invasion day 2012 – not published
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