Angela's Gone Batty, I can understand where you are coming from to some degree. I am not sure we have done anyone any favours with the handout mentality that was created to assist our indigenous people. I don't believe that a welfare mentality helps anyone to be honest and this is what we have created, not only among our indigenous, but also among those in public housing and on welfare elsewhere in Australia.
I think the problem is far too large for the average folk like you and me, or even Pugger, to grasp. It is a situation that has built up over more than 200 hundred years when you talk of the problems among the indigenous. I would love one day for the problems that we see today with alcohol and drug abuse, child nelgect and other welfare issues to completely dissappear.