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Tiny town of Marree traded for 71,000sq km of land at Lake Eyre in native title deal.

http://www.news.com.au/national/tiny-town-of-marree-traded-for-71000sq-km-of-land-at-lake-eyre-in-native-title-deal/story-e6frfkvr-1226362881076

I'm glad I saw the desert etc in the 80s; didn't have to pay anything and was able to see and stay at places that are pretty much out of bound nowadays. I wonder what this will do to Lake Eyre and surrounds in the long term?

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Yeah I wondered the same this morning, geez I wish I went to the Lake before as now I feel it will totally be restricted and/or to pay a small fortune for the opportunity. I'm totally opposed to private land ownership at such scale as such. ( having your house built on a decent lot and whatnot is reasonable) but to allow an/the individual/s to claim huge tracts of land because some sort of a notion "we were there first" or "we care for land" or "we have spiritual connection" or whatever excuses/reasons will be used to get something which stood for millions of years without teh individuals input/effort is plainly wrong, immoral and perverted. There goes another piece of Oz. This can all happen because the flawed notion of "land ownership" in our societies.

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I think it's more like trying to appease a bunch of greedy whingers that will never be satisfied.

If we all pissed off and left them to the place " to care for the land the'd still be unhappy because there would be no one to pay tax to go towards the welfare so many of them are on. I''ll bet they would freak if they had to go back to their tribal ways.

Any time anyone wants to do something which have value, the abbos start claiming sacret sites or historical significance.

I heard of a case recetly where they were building a new section of the pacific highway and once they started on this particular section, all the sudden there is some historicaly significant artifact that they claim and all work has to cease. Just like anything else that tris to be built.

In this case the roads mob had already confered with the local and broader aboriginal leaders and boards and the route had been given the ok.

as work progresses all the sudden they claim some sacret site because Some black fella pissed against a tree when he was out hunting 1000 years ago. In this case there was no doumentation anywhere of this trees significance, no stories of how it bacaome significant and no one in the area had ever heard of it before. Because some couple of drunken black bums all the sudden make a non substantiated claim, the work gets held up for a full 9 months while they deliberate over it.

As it turned out, the contractor " accidently" knocked the tree over and shredded it before the mistake was realised. The upshot was there was a small fortune painfd in compensation ( to whom I'd like to know) and they had to build a park off the side of the road with a plaque and a little Plinth commemorating the significance ( whatever it was) of the nearby spot.

Frankly I find all this reconcilliation crap a load of bollocks. They never want some worthless spot, it has to be something of a tourist attraction of have mining value or something else. They should get 12 months to plot all these sites on a map and after that, if it's not on the map, too flucking bad. No more inventing them as you go.

I'd also like to know where all this repatriation etc ends? How much are they going to want before the matter is settled? There won't be a landmark left in the country that isn't some sacred site or rubbish the way they are going.

I wonder if the amount of money paid to the abbos each year in welfare and grants and other special treatment is ever put towards settiling the Debt?

That would be 10's of millions that they are getting that ought to be wiped off the slate. Maybe we should just give them what they want and then say, OK debt settled, no more pentions and welfare and special treatment for you. You now have your own assets and land etc, You support yourselves.

Yeah, they would be happy with that wouldn't they? :0)

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I'm glad I saw the desert etc in the 80s; didn't have to pay anything and was able to see and stay at places that are pretty much out of bound nowadays. I wonder what this will do to Lake Eyre and surrounds in the long term?

Cheers

Ray

Probably the same as Native Title did, despite all the 'alarmists' concerns in early 1990's,........................largely nothing!

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