This subject has irked me for quite some time now, it began after a young aboriginal boy got electrocuted whilst crawling through a hole in the wall
in his family's house.
It was found that there was no RCD fitted to the home.
I feel for the family's tragic loss and as this article states, the accident was preventable.
Most definitely preventable but this where I started to get angry, not at the lack of an RCD though.
The first thought that popped into my mind was why was there a hole in the wall in the first place?
This is where some people have called me racist because I have the gall to point out that the people who live in these houses are HUMAN
Instead it seems this particular race of people have decided that living like animals is easier.
Now that is a huge generalisation I know but hear me out.
As the above article states, the occupants believe that the department of housing is at fault, this is partially true, but as someone who has lived in
a remote town with a majority population of aborigines, I have seen first hand at how these houses are treated.
Smashed windows, rubbish strewn around, furniture destroyed, floors ripped out, roofs ripped off, the list goes on, even the image in the above
article shows rubbish strewn everywhere.
Again, no one is to blame for this but the occupants.
A recent article and the reason for writing this thread again got my back up.
A State Government report paints a bleak picture of the life of Aboriginals in Roebourne, revealing alarming levels of alcohol abuse, child
neglect, violence, crime and overcrowding.
Police figures in the report reveal that between February 2008 and February 2009 there were 59 reported domestic assaults and 56 non-domestic assaults
In the same period there were 10 reported sexual assaults, 41 acts of threatening behaviour and 171 reports of property damage. Eighty per cent of
offences were alcohol-related.
For a town with a population of 1000, 75 per cent of which is Aboriginal, the quantity of offences is out of proportion, the report states.
In an area of the town know as The Village there can be between 15 and 20 people living in each home at any one time.
Village resident Cyril Munda, who lives among the squalor, said no one should have to live in such conditions.
The report, dated July last year but quietly placed on the department's website, highlights the poor school attendance and literacy and numeracy
rates of the town's children. It also highlights the high proportion of Roebourne children considered vulnerable in terms of their physical, social
and emotional development.
The crime figures paint quite the picture.
The images accompanying the article also paint quite a picture too...
Is this the governments fault?
Is this mine the tax payers fault?
Or should these people drag themselves out of the stone age and act like human beings?
Call me racist if you must but it disgusts me that the children in these communities are being brought up in these conditions.
It is all the adults in these community's fault.
To those who aren't Australian probably won't understand this issue, it is hugely biased when reported in the media, the two above articles quite
clearly show that it couldn't possibly be the fault of the occupants of these communities, no just blame the government, to blame the people who need
to be blamed gets you called racist.
[edit on 24/3/10 by Chadwickus]