July 1st 2000

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Cover Story: The Roebuck Plains land scandal

Editorial: Issues for the Defence White Paper

Canberra Observed: National Party caravan still hitched to Coalition

Economics: World’s farm subsidies rising: wake up Australia

Rural: Dairy deregulation turning sour

Straws in the Wind

News Weekly, National Civic Council, Colin Teese, TRansurban, CityLink, Steve Bracks, Victoria, GST, toll roads, Victorian Labor Government

Economics: Funny flags and Australian shipping

United Nations: Family groups attacked at UN meeting

East Asia: Japanese election: more of the same?

Education: Drugs in schools: adults failing the challenge

Letter: Aboriginal land claims

Letter: Benalla by-election postscript

Letter: 'Pitch Black' obscenities

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Letter: Aboriginal land claims

by Rev. M. J. Crowe

News Weekly, July 1, 2000


Congratulations on your Canberra Observed (News Weekly, June 17, 2000). My observation of Aboriginal people as a priest of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn for 59 years, is that they care little for what happened to their ancestors but they, like their fellow white Australians, are concerned about their day-to-day problems of living.

Their ancestors had their land taken from them, but so did many of their fellow white Australians who were dispossessed of their land in many countries overseas. We don’t hear the Irish, the English or the Italians in Australia moaning of how their ancestors were robbed of land in centuries gone by. That's history.

We're all Aussies. We like it that way.

Rev. M. J. Crowe,
Garran, ACT

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