Interesting to read Laurie Oakes in a News Corp lead opinion piece this weekend with a comment that only a twisted mind would view Tony Abbott's recent words as suggesting a tear down of Aboriginal tent embassy.
Wikipedia carries this entry:
"There have been a number of suspicious fires at the site, with the most devastating being the loss of 31 years of records when the container burnt down in June 2003."
We say Oakes is suffering amnesia, and not just about suspicious fires during the halcyon days of the Howard regime served by Tony Abbott. We note David Oldfield nurtured his bigoted One Nation party in Tony Abbott's electorate office.
Fact is Tony Abbott is sitting on the fence on constitutional reform in favour of the Indigenous and is part of the former racist regime on native title.
We say Piers Akerman gave the true version of Tony Abbott's views on the Aboriginal Tent Embassy today in the Sunday News Corp tabloid - an honest form of racism, if you like. To quote the bloated one:
"The 40th anniversary of this monstrosity should be it's last."
Or in colloquial terms - tear it down.
13 years ago Tony Abbott's current mentor, then PM John Howard, delivered bucket loads of extinguishment of native title.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Including the lazy big media giving a shallow view of political reality.