10 Sep Farmer avoids conviction for bashing over native vegetation laws, but says he should ‘not be punished’
Farmer avoids conviction for bashing over native vegetation laws, but says he should ‘not be punished’
It comes as Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who is due to give a speech on Monday on the future of indigenous policy, says Australia has no desire to see indigenous people die off.
But at the risk of becoming a metaphor for the political and financial mess surrounding the Abbott government’s controversial ‘draconian’ reforms to Australia’s agricultural laws, a farmer on 부천안마Queensland’s Gold Coast has been sentenced to four months in jail for bashing over the government’s native vegetation laws.
The incident took place after the Australian Conservation Foundation’s « Indigenous Rights » video, featuring a number of indigenous elders talking about their plight in Australia’s wild areas, attracted widespread and enthusiastic media coverage and sparked angry denunciations of the government.
« It took us years and years to go up and meet up with a national group of elders from across the country and get to talk to them, » said Kevin Burt, pre예스 카지노sident of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
« We wanted to talk to them. We thought that was a very important development and we thought it was great that Australia was finally talking to the Indigenous Community about what is going on in their country. »
But Mr Burt said he was not optimistic that the Australian government would pursue those reforms in the coming months, and the prime minister should not get any credit for them.
« I have no sympathy for the prime minister and what is going on because I think, as much as the prime minister has been a disappointment, what that’s meant for indigenous people has not helped the environment, not helped the country or the business community. It’s left them with nothing to sell. »
The prime minister did speak to the young man, but said he was « in no way » in the position of a « fraud » and that there were things he could and should be doing more of.
But Mr Burt said that if he could have had a « few more things » to do to encourage the youth he would have done it, saying it was the « right thing ».
A spokesman for the prime minister said he was not in the position of being able to intervene in the case, which is now closed by the courts but will be appealed to the High Court.
« The prime mini넷마블 바카라ster has no comment on the case, » the spokesman said.
« Prime Minister Abbott has already said that he would be supportive of efforts to address the issue if that was the result. »