On another thread, there was a comment about dealing with special treatment for Aboriginal people in the formation of a new political party.
Lets have a look from the 2006 Census:
Income: Av. only 62% of whites
Life expectancy: 59.4 males, 64.8 years females - similar to those in developing countries
Health: Hep A. 11 times more than non-indigenous population.
Mental Health - 3 times more likely to self-harm than other Australians. 5 times more likely to be hospitalised because of substance abuse.
Education: only 23% go onto Year 12
Housing... Criminality... etc. etc.
You can cherry pick the figures for yourself here: http://www.hreoc.gov.au/social_justi...tml#Heading331
Not to mention the ongoing psychological effects of forced removal from parents.
I am not being vicious when I ask exactly what this special treatment is? Could someone point it out for me?