Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I wanted to take this opportunity to share my thoughts and feelings on the upcoming referendum on The Voice. Normally, I would keep my political opinions to myself, as I believe in respecting each individual’s views and beliefs. However, I believe that this momentous moment in our history is so important that it requires us to speak up and declare where we stand. I’ve discussed this matter with the other members of the band, and they have given me their approval to share my stance with you, our loyal supporters of the Rosie tatt’s.
I want to make it clear that my support for our Aboriginal people should never be in question. Those who know me would understand that I have been an advocate for our Aboriginal community for decades. However, I have seen the growth of what is often referred to as the “Aboriginal industry,” and I have to admit that it has become an ineffectual giant, a toothless tiger. Despite pouring billions of our hard-earned taxes into this industry, there has been little improvement in the lives of our most neglected Aboriginal people.
We elected representatives from the Aboriginal community in the hope of achieving true representation in our government, but even they have been unable or unwilling to bring about the necessary changes. I have listened to the voices of people like Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, who have consistently called for recognition of the real problems faced by our Aboriginal people. As mainstream Australians, we are not racist, and it is tiresome to be constantly told that we are simply because we were born Caucasian.
We have supported the Aboriginal industry for all these years, believing that they would make a difference. However, recent revelations have shown that some representatives, departments, companies, and even politicians have become obscenely wealthy while those in need have been left behind. We cannot solely blame ourselves for this situation, as some within the industry suggest. Therefore, I say no to the referendum. I don’t believe that a “yes” result will fix the issues we face. I have never accepted the blame, shame, and bullying from radical voices within the industry, and I never will.
In closing, I want to reiterate my commitment to our Australian Aboriginal people and to being part of the solution that will uplift the lives of the most neglected among us. I stand by Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price and others like her who are genuinely working towards improving the lives of our Brothers and Sisters. I urge all of you to vote and make your vote count. Our future depends on it, and the power to shape that future lies in your hands.
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