A few q's about Aboriginal ban on booze/porn etc

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stinkerbell
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Oct 4 2007 20:42
A few q's about Aboriginal ban on booze/porn etc

Hey, am writing a bit on the stuff regarding the ban on booze etc in Aboriginal regions on the Northern Territories, would like to do a little Q&A bit with someone affected by it or failing that someone in the know with strong views (against it). I've had a bit of a google and haven't come up with many options, especially as I'm hoping to finish it tonight/tommorow (!) so I'm just putting this in here on the teeny tiny off chance that someone reads this and can help. Literally a handful of short questions and nothing taxing, just how do people feel about it etc.

stinkerbell
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Oct 5 2007 09:07

Thanks, that's kind of you but I'm fine writing the articel, all done and dusted, I just was after a mini-interview, preferably with someone Aboriginal in the Northern Territories, just to narrow it down to an impossible point!

anna x
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Oct 8 2007 01:58

hey stinkerbell, there's a whole lot of cultural protocols that you need to go through if you are to make contact and then attempt to interview a member of an Aboriginal community, particularly a remote one as many in the NT are. Not only that, but access to the communities can be difficult and due to the whitefellas 'set and forget' attitude to Indigenous Australians as far as infrastructure goes, it's far from just a matter of emailing or calling up someone. It is also worth considering that Aboriginal Australia is a far from homogenous group so whatever information you did obtain would probably be far from representative of the communities as a whole.
All the best. gregg.

stinkerbell
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Oct 8 2007 12:14

Thanks for that gregg, having looked around a lot on t'internet was kinda starting to get that feeling. Wishful thinking I guess. Oh well, I doubt I needed an interview to make the point that Howard is an evil twisted bastard, it seems quite clear already! sad