I listened to an indigenous member of federal parliament going on in a speech on thr subject of water rights and responsibilities for water management yesterday. Had she been a non indigenous politican speaking as disparagingly of indigenous Australians as she was of ‘you whites’ (several times and quite vindictively, also in a quite mocking way), the presiding chair would have intervened. Not on this occasion and I can only think that the speaker was able to continue without there being any insertion from the chair because of the speaker being who she was.

Respect is supposed to be part of ‘two-ways’ – surely.

And how long will my observation last before I am tackled for my post because I dare to write and comment about what I sat and listened to on ABC 102.5 yesterday.

Henry Gray

17/2/ 2021

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