Previous page sure, but it certainly doesn't seem like it's "blowing over" to me! Just look at the North Sydney grant that was supposed to be for regional Australia. There's more and more coming out still.
It's being overtaken by the COVID-19 narrative and the huge economic impact on our country - which isn't really being discussed at the moment but it's a paradigm shift for sure, almost certain to trigger the first technical recession since the early 1990's.
Speaking of things not being discussed, I've been really disappointed in the light of that horrible domestic violence incident in Brisbane that nobody has talked about the group of Aboriginal women led by lawyer Josephine Cashman who went to Canberra to protest the death toll from domestic violence in Aboriginal communities.
Nobody of any importance met with them apart from Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt - and Senator Pauline Hanson. From News.com.au: “They really liked her because she’s not a snob,” Cashman told me. “She’s open to listening.” Unfortunately the only press about Hanson that day was over her excruciatingly contorted comments on poor Hannah Clarke and her family, which are impossible to comprehend let alone defend......While the nation was rightly united in grief for the Clarke family, the same deadly epidemic continues to sweep through our most vulnerable communities every day yet is strangely invisible.According to Cashman, in the small and mostly Indigenous town of Wilcannia, which is home to only 550 people, 10 people have died in just the last eight weeks. Some by suicide, some by violence, all bound by poverty.
The death toll from suicide, violence and alcohol abuse in Aboriginal communities is huge but simply doesn't get reported on - I guess because its out-of-sight from most Australians. It's a terrible shame that one the same day she met with the Josephine Cashman delegation that Pauline's only reported comments was her apparent insensitivity about the Brisbane domestic violence incident -
This stuff is happening all the time to black people all over the country and it is getting ignored in favour of side issues like Aboriginal self-determination and the date of Australia day.