Jack Halliday

“Aboriginal people occupied this continent sustainably for over 65.000 years until white occupancy and settlement two and a half centuries ago. Since then their way of life has been totally devastated, characterised by dispossession, discrimination, neglect and racism. New Zealand, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Japan, Greenland and the US have developed treaties with their indigenous peoples, with mixed outcomes, but Australia has never sought any form of constitutional settlement with our indigenous peoples …”