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Howard intervention correctly labelled racist overseas

[Peter Boyle-GLW list:] In overseas media coverage, Howard's cynical election stunt (this election campaign's equivalent of the Tampa/child-overboard saga) over child abuse in remote Aboriginal communities in the NT, is being correctly labeled racist. E.g.: Guardian,IHT

But almost all the mainstream, newspapers in Australia have welcomed it. Racism remains prevalent and deep rooted in Australia, as Professor Larissa Behrendt said in the Mabo Oration recently

I've just spotted this counterflow in the Melbourne Age: Another tricky Howard ruse
FAR from being a radical saviour concerned with the protection of Aboriginal children from sexual abuse in the Northern Territory, the Prime Minister is mostly concerned with painting all Aborigines as being useless crooks and abusers. That way, he can put up a smokescreen to justify the weakening of Aboriginal communal rights to land under the guise of economic development.

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