Indigenous Australians
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How did aboriginal issues in Australia change from the 1970s to 1990s?

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2011-03-21 22:43:50
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in those 20 years and the next few years continuing up to now aboriginals have gained more and more rights. now they are just like you ad me and can be like everybody else. but it wasn't always this way. in the early 1970s an aboriginal would find it very hard to find a job and therefore most aboriginals lived in poverty. people were very racist at this time and wouldn't let people do certain things because of their skin colour. this started to change in the last 1970's to the early 1980's when famous aboriginals were becoming more and more frequent. aboriginals were getting into parliament. there were aboriginal singers and actors, like Ernie dingo. aboriginals also started going and strikes and rampages fighting for their right to be like everybody else. a lot has happened and now employers will not even look at the skin colour of their employees before hiring them. no body thinks differently about anybody else because their skin colour may be different to yours.

A lot has changed in those 20 years However even now in 2008 these people have to live with a legacy that was bequeathed to them by the mistreatment and sheer injustice that the previous years has place upon them. there is more equal opportunity today but you don't have to move far out of the city's to see the same attitude as has existed for time immemorial only now we cant enslave them any more. yes many more Aboriginal people are fitting into the western way of doing things. but not much has changed it's still a matter of do as we do or suffer the consequences.

Aborigines were NEVER enslaved in Australia. Like the American Indians and other native peoples, alcohol abuse is a major problem in many areas and various initiatives are in place to assist.

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