Don't Play Adam Goodes and his Indigenous war dance? Uncle Jack thought it was wonderful, and was pleased to be asked about it by a woman who claimed a blend of Scottish, Irish, English and Aboriginal heritage and a past blighted by discrimination — against red heads. Charles took it well, all things considered: Australia, he said, was a peculiarly racist country in its treatment of its Indigenous people.
I can't see why you don't know it now. Jack Charles said Australia is a uniquely racist country in its treatment of its indigenous people. I had a cry for Carlton and its big loss and the big man gone. Wisely, no one attempted to sympathise in return as the details of his life trickled out — from his wrenching childhood, through a life of crime and drug addiction, he was so matter of fact that it would be a brave person who patronised him.
Frydenberg, for the Coalition, said he was confident this would happen. That bounty, said Albo, was already up for grabs: It's flowing to New Zealand. The Blues tragics on the panel, including assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, bore Jack's mock sympathy well. And I'm not looking really. But it's going to happen. Australia's come of age on this issue and it will happen down the track and there'll be a lot of joy. He has also lived to see the nation again tossing around questions of citizenship and identity - on this matter he resisted noting a less than stellar historical record in relation to his own people, once classified as "flora and fauna" — and on a personal level, he has been around long enough to look back and take proper stock of a life lived, of lessons learned.
What advice would he give his year-old self? Find out who you are … strike forward. And if I knew, if I had the hindsight of the knowledge that I've got, [I'd say] don't go shooting white powder up your arms.
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