How about a thank you.

The persistent demands of Aboriginal people demonstrate the lack of gratitude by them for all that is and has been done for them. This attitude was commented on by the members of the First Fleet over two hundred years ago despite the help they were then given and remains so today despite all that the 97% of the rest of the population does for them.

Having 34,000,000,000 dollars spent on them each year by the 97% does not warrant thanks.

Being supplied with superior education facilities even when they insist on living in remote communities in the middle of nowhere does not warrant thanks.

That the Government supplies these remote communities with all facilities such as electricity and water and telecommunications does not warrant thanks.

Living where there is no work and hence being permanently dependent on welfare does not warrant thanks.

Does all this mean the children at least attend the school each day, so they escape from a lifetime on welfare. Not at all. They have the same attitude to education as Kuwaiti children who will be supported all their life by the Kuwait Government and not have to work and hence show no interest in education.

A thank you would be appreciated for the provision of all the facilities needed to participate in 21st century life.

Attendance at school would be even more appreciated.

Interest in learning English so they can participate in 21st century life rather than learning a language useful for communicating the location of the kangaroo mob and little else would be regarded as sensible.

In these remote communities police have got into trouble when they defend themselves from an attacker armed with a knife. Nursing staff attending to the health care of the communities have been murdered. Support from the people living in these places rather than the permanent and unjustified sense of entitlement would be appreciated.

So they were here when the First Fleet arrived. They had been here for 60,000 years. The kangaroos had been here for twenty million years. The koalas and emus likewise. The lifestyle of each was not much different to the Aboriginals. They had been here much, much longer, and hence have a greater claim to the continent than the humans.

The Aboriginals were doing the same thing in 1788 as when they got here sixty thousand years before. They were rescued from this life style by the arrival of the English with the First Fleet.

Are they grateful for now having much longer lives and which are much more comfortable than being a nomadic hunter? Than having a much different lifestyle to Karlie the kangaroo, Willy the wombat and Ernie the emu.

Having clothes to wear.

Having a roof over their head.

Having wheels to get them around the country.

With the females no longer having kids while kids themselves.


What they should be saying.

I Love the Governor

I love my car

Walking was the pits

I love my house

My humpy was not warm

I love McDonalds

Kangaroos are just too hard to catch

I love a Boags

Which can be a problem

I love my tele

Talking is good but pictures beat it

I love my phone

Smoke signals aren’t as good

It was all from Governor Phillip

Coming here back in 1788

That I no longer just walk

That I no longer am stone age man

He changed me to modern man.


Squeaky wheel


The train has 200 wheels.

5 of them squeak, loudly.

They get all the oil, or most of it. The 195 others might need the oil but do not squeak enough to come to the oilers attention.

How do the nonsqueakers (nsq) feel?

All the wheels have the same automatic oiling devices that only need minimal maintenance to remain functional. The squeakers (sq) usually squeak because they do not bother to look after their own equipment. The nsq know this and feel that the sq should remove the digit and get on with living a wheels life in the correct fashion and do a bit of self help. The oilers attention remains with the sq because of the squeaks which are long and loud and enhanced by a bevy of squeaky wheel likers who provide squeak enhancers (lawyers).

The wheels are made from a mixture of metals. Some are pure iron but others are mixtures of iron and copper and nickel and cobalt and titanium. Squeaky wheels are generally made from a variety of materials, as are all the wheels, with only a few being pure titanium. Some have very little titanium but squeak just as much as all the other squeakers. Actually these ones can only be distinguished from nonsqueakers by their squeaks. They look the same, they weigh the same, they are the same colour as the nonsqueakers, but they squeak. Nonsqueakers think that these particular squeakers should be treated the same as them and it irritates them that the oilers do not have the same perception as their 194 fellow wheels.

Why do the oilers not perceive the slight felt by the 195 good wheels? Obviously they are particularly influenced by squeaks, especially as many of the oilers have close connections or friends in the ranks of the squeak enhancers and the squeaky wheel likers. It gets even worse when nonsqueakers find that the oilers have been providing the squeakers with materials to make their squeaks even louder. These materials the oilers obtained from the nonsqueakers in the first place, and they have just dished them out to the squeakers so they can either get more attention, difficult as that seems possible, or to maintain their level of squeakiness.

The oilers need to open their eyes to the real world. There are many more nonsqueakers than squeakers. Just because they are quiet does not mean that they agree with the behaviour of the oilers in only paying attention to the squeakers, especially as the nonsqueakers find many squeakers that are indistinguishable from themselves apart from the squeaks.

Oilers are elected by the wheels. Hopefully there will be enough wheels who think it is time the squeakers got less attention and did their own proper oiling and hence voted for oilers of like mind at the next election.

Aboriginal Australians need to think they are Australians

To be identified as having the culture of stone age man when the rest of the world partakes of that of the 21st century does not appeal to me.

This group constitutes 2.5% of the population of Australia. The population of the country is made up of people from nearly two hundred different countries and hence a huge variety of rich cultures as evidenced by the multicultural environment of Melbourne, probably one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities.

The Aboriginal people have not accepted that Australia is now occupied lawfully by 25,000,000 people who have absolutely no DNA of Aboriginal origin. Of course, there seem to be a great number of those professing to be Aboriginal who are in the same boat, or very little anyway. The genes that the Aboriginals do possess include some that they would be better off without. For some reason their culture thought it was good to not demonstrate academic talent, or so a teacher would think when Aboriginal students of obvious ability shrink back from demonstrating their superior skill and keep themselves in the bottom half of the class. While there are exceptions to this rule the general attitude of Aboriginal students is to not shine out in class as an able individual.

What can be done about it? Well it would help if the politicians got the Aboriginal community to accept that the country does not owe them anything, that the country is now Australia, with a population of Australians generated from many different countries and cultures including that of the stone age man who walked around the land up until a couple of hundred years ago and spent most of the time he wasn't looking for his next meal sitting around a campfire telling stories. When I was a school student some of the class members were Italian students who were the new members of the Australian community. They assimilated and successfully engaged in Australian life in much less than the more than two hundred years the Aborigines have had. They worked hard. They pulled their socks up and got on with the task of creating a new life in a new country. The majority of Aboriginal people have not got the idea that they need to stop expecting to be supported by whatever the Government will dole out to them but get up off their backsides and make their own future. It comes back to the attitude I encountered forty years ago in Western Australia on an Aboriginal Reserve. The Reserve men were sitting around watching while a group of Rotarians erected a building on the Reserve for the use of the Aboriginals of whom not one was assisting. Now it could have been that they were never asked. Just as the Government and previous Governments have thought they needed to be nanny to the Aboriginal people and not expect them to stand on their own feet.

Years ago when I got out of Australia and experienced non-nanny countries to our north I found it exhilarating to be expected to be responsible for my own actions. If you did the wrong thing you were responsible for the consequences. The road outside the office in Bangkok was restricted to buses in the afternoons. A motorbike rider disregarded the law and when he got squashed by a bus the driver merely sat at his wheel looking on, the conductress leaned out the door looking on, as onlookers dragged the body and bike from their path. The Aboriginal community needs to start taking responsibility for its actions and not be treated like children and the Government needs to give up being nanny.

The same applies to the high incarceration rates for Aboriginals. They need to start obeying the law. That would help. The excuse of being drunk and then clobbering their family with a club is not acceptable. Acceptance of the law and a realisation that their future is in their own hands and not dependant on nanny will reduce the number kept under lock and key. They need to accept that they are Australians and expect to be treated like Australians. They need to not be a separate group within Australia with special rights and privileges that the other 25,000,000 do not have. Being here first is outdated. We Australians are derived from a whole lot of places.

The risk for the young

For the young members of Australian society to be blindly supporting the demands of the Aboriginal Industry is an act which during their lifetime will come back to bite them. Currently $34,000,000,000 is spent each year on people claiming Aboriginality. This will be considerably increased with the new claims their lawyers can think up after a treaty is signed such as rent being required for living in Australia. Young Australians need to object to having current politicians loading this on them.

In the media there are frequent reports of Governments in Australia supporting the forming of treaties with the descendants of Aboriginal Australians. Such treaties were not required when the British claimed Australia because of the status of the local population. At the time it was the law and it was followed. Claims today place a different and incorrect description of the Aboriginal population.

The comments on the subject indicate that the people making their thoughts known are ignorant. They have not bothered to do any research at all on the subject because if they had they would known something about the subject rather than knowing nothing at all.

These days you do not have to get a physical copy of a book on the subject to read which can be a difficult and expensive task but merely refer to websites such as

When it comes to Aboriginal history there are many books from the First Fleet on. The people capable of writing a book were doing so for publishers in England. See these on the website.

Advice to all Australians; stop being ignorant, read.

The First Fleet

Australian History


The writing of this explorer was one of the sources Bruce Pascoe lied about.

Three Expeditions into the Interior V1


Thomas Mitchell




Apartment living

I have lived in apartments in Australia, Thailand, South Korea, Nigeria, China and Gran Canaria. When I mention the advantage of apartment living to one of my brothers he insists a house is better. As the song goes ‘taint necessarily so”.

My first apartment in South Korea was for one person. It was compact but well designed and adequate for its purpose. As I was going to not be just one I needed another and the next was a good size for two people and then the third was a good size for two plus a small person.

Australia’s fixation with building two bedroom apartments only needs fixing.

In China the twelve storey building had studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments with restaurant and a supermarket underneath. Very convenient. Plus a bevy of busses going all over out the front.

The village I lived in at South Korea was within 20 km of the middle of Seoul and when I was there had only small apartment buildings but was beginning construction of a typical 21 storey building. There are forests of these in parts of Korea and now you can see them on Google maps in the village I was in.

If you go to this page you will find the link so you can see the forest of apartments now in the village.

This is within 20 km of the centre of Seoul and is part of the Seoul Capital Area which has a radius of 60 km and has a population of 25 million. Note that this is Australia’s population.

Melbourne is about 10,000 km2. The Seoul Capital Area is about 11,000 km2. Melbourne has about 5 million people.

It is obvious that at present density rates Melbourne will have a ridiculously large area as its population increases.

We obviously need to be singing;

C’mon Aussie, Go Up, Go Up

C’mon Aussie, Go Up.

By increasing housing density services such as for people transport become more feasible and frequent which benefits those not wanting to use cars including those needing social housing. Going up should include much more social housing built nearer where services are available at rents which are affordable.

The ABC has an article which prompted my discourse.