Sonntag, 31. Januar 2016

Australia's Dark Past and Its Way Into a Bright Future

It's been some years ago, when I was in Australia, but it was in this millennium, only to see how little has changed in Australia until now, when it comes to the recognition of Indigenous Australians, Aborigines respectively, and the acknowledgement of what injustice has been committed to this people which still prevails in today's Australia. Yes, there is a lot of discussion going on in these days about altering Australia's constitution to finally respect indigenous people of this continent! But the current situation also shows dramatically, how far behind Australia is, when it comes to equality and giving Indigenous Australians a fair chance at the job market and to participate in the society in general. Especially in comparison with other developed countries around the world as well as within the Common Wealth of Nations and the situation of the natives in these countries Australia brings up the caboose or at least is among those who come in last with respect to respect the human rights of the indigenous minority in general. The degree of civilisation is to be measured based on how the powerful majority protects their minorities in the constitution and jurisdiction as well as how the majority treats minorities fair in everyday live. Even though Australia is on a good way, for this country and continent there is still a long way to go, there is still a long way home, sailing into the harbour of truly civilised nations.
Dr. Dr. Immanuel Fruhmann