Australia: Reconciliation fund

Excellent post from New Matilda's blog Cross-Wire outlining the need for an accumulation fund, entirely under Indigenous control: Excerpt: "The programs are administered by a system of carrots and sticks. The sticks consist mainly in threats to withdraw from the community benefits to which it is in any case entitled if it fails to control the behaviour of its members. The carrots are usually things people need in any case. So attention is focussed on avoiding the sticks and earning the carrots in a hopeless game of manipulation, fudging and evasion that is completely demoralising."

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