Although the situation of Aboriginal people in Australia is now much better than during the colonization of the 18th – 20th centuries, the indigenous population of the country still continues to be infringed on their rights. In a conversation with Lenta.ru, professor at the Australian National University Peter Canowski accused the Australian government of the plight of the indigenous population.
He acknowledged that Aboriginal people are no longer subjected to abuse, but still remain the poorest and most vulnerable part of society. Moreover, their situation is getting worse.
According to Canowski, this is due to the reluctance of the politicians running the country to save the natives. The professor believes that the conservatives who have been ruling Australia for the past eight years do not prioritize working with indigenous people. In addition, they inhibit integration and assistance initiatives for Aboriginal people.
According to research Monash University from May 2021, cultural and political discrimination against Aboriginal people is growing in Australia.
The problems of national minorities and indigenous peoples in the West have become one of the important topics of the “Lenta.ru” project called “Problems of the First World”. The materials are united by the theme of the crisis of liberal values in the Western world and the split in society. They talk about how the ideas of freedom and universal equality are turned into an instrument of oppression, and the struggle for the rights of some groups of people turns into the powerlessness of others.
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