Actually apartheid is a horrible truth of australia. Your government still steals their children and their land, even their own life expectancy is getting lower. Your band aides are only there so people like you can ignore what is really being done.We are now living in 2017 and no Australian in their right mind denies that much of the treatment of our indigenous people was appalling at best
However, numerous initiatives aimed at reconciliation, compensation and bestowing rights to aborigines have been implemented since the 1970s.
To be fair, some are misguided whilst others are mere band-aids but to equate modern day Australia with an apartheid-style regime is nothing short of nonsense.
Actually no, there are quite a few there who have had no criminal charge only suspected. There are also others who have lived their whole lives in australia with no family or contact to whichever island they go to.As for Christmas Island, you need to check your facts as the vast majority of detainees are visa holders that have forfeited their rights to residency by being convicted of crimes punishable by a minimum of 12 months in jail
But apparently vetted by australia and called refugees so that they will be accepted by america. Or are you saying that your own government lied and they are actually unknowns of which australia did absolutely nothing but dump them on an island prison.Nauru and others are different in that the detainees are all there because they attempted to enter the country illegally and have virtually no evidence to back up their claims.
The idea that these are not refugees has long gone and is only being used now as a another lie .
Use of hyperbole does not help your case either. The generalising of welfare is nothing more than another bit of scare propaganda used by your government and is another sign of an apartheid mentality.It obviously is far from perfect but better than having a free for all where anyone that washes up on a beach is granted residency and goes straight onto welfare
Not a fact that lessens any guilt from the bigoted, sexist and racist mentality that does exist in australia to such an extent that people like yourself can fool yourself that it does not happen.Furthermore, having lived in China and the Middle East plus travelled extensively, I can assure you that Australia is nowhere near being the most racist country on earth.
In fact, we would be lucky to get out of the heats let alone finish on the podium.
Again, irrelevant to the deeds of australia. And you may want to take that up with maori.Lastly, I suggest you look into your own back-yard before criticising ours.
Does the genocide of the Moriori people ring any bells?
The death of more than 50% of the Maori population by 1900?
How about the confiscation of lands, destruction of culture and economic suppression of the Maori people that was commonplace until the 70s?
Sounds like we have more in common than you would care to admit
No, it sounds like a desperate attempt usually played by australians. Instead of owning up to the murder of their indigenous or the racial tensions created in australia. you instead pretend that any other events happening anywhere else excuse you. It does not. Nor were the events in nz anywhere near as disastrous for the maori as they have been for australian aborigines. Or as you falsely portray them in an attempt to change the subject from australias racial crimes.
Australia is in a unique position where the mineral rich country can produce enough wealth that business and government can throw incentives around to have people ignore what they are doing.