Well, at least we have it. We’ve needed something like it for a long time, to draw a line in the sand. We knew that when it came it would come as a move for which resistance would be ill-prepared, and against overwhelming strength -- but also that there would be no other way in which it could happen. Now here it is. The Western Australian government’s announcement that it would begin "shutting down" 100 or more Aboriginal communities is the start of something the Right have been preparing for, for some years now -- a forced process of assimilation that amounts to an extermination of Aboriginal culture.
Rundle: WA’s Aboriginal plan straight-up racism
Half of white rural Australia is a drain, but we overwhelmingly agree that we want it to persevere, because people live there, have made lives rich in tradition and memory there. The attack on Aboriginal Australia is about skin colour, plain and simple.