Noel Pearson gave a talk this evening, actually yesterday, sponsored by the dreaded rightwing think tank The Centre for Independent Studies. The venue was a rather unlikely location, a bunker under the Sydney Stock Exchange, an interesting place to talk about relieving the conditions of outack Aborigines.
Anyway the big fella put on a star turn. He wants all interested and caring parties to maintain a full court press on the Government to let Aboriginal communities opt out of the current welfare arrangements and try something different, in case it works. Look out for the full text of this address. For dummies who don’t know anything about basketball, a full court press is a concerted forward movement by the whole team. That includes you.