CIS Annual Report for 2020

Good to see the wide-ranging agenda, from the bread and butter economic policy issues to the Warlpiri/Celtic woman Jacinta Price and Warren Mundine and Culture, Prosperity and Civil Society.

Go that Walpiri/Celtic woman!


Jacinta Nampijinpa Price came from Alice Springs and worked for many years to create understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia.  In 2015 she was elected to Alice Springs Town Council.

Jacinta and her mother, former NT Government Minister Bess Price, have advocated against domestic violence through television, visual art, music, women’s AFL and local government.

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15 Responses to CIS Annual Report for 2020

  1. Petros says:

    How Brazil does racial classification.

  2. Roger says:

    By all means be proud of your ethnic heritage but in a democracy the only public identity that matters is citizen.

  3. dopey says:

    Walpiri/Celtic woman. But is she proud?

  4. Karla says:

    Yes, she is proud — and rightly so.

  5. jo says:

    She is good to listen to. Her mum and dad brought her up well. So much sense.

  6. Dianeh says:

    I went to see Jacinta when she was touring a couple of years ago.

    It was fantastic. I had no idea of the ‘relations’ aspect of their culture and how that impacts when it comes to dealing with domestic violence. And the poor treatment of women, well that is evident even within our local aboriginal population.

  7. Mother Lode says:

    Unfortunately decades of treating Aborigines as naifs incapable of taking responsibility but instead burdened by colonialism and persecuted by white people.

    The ‘remedies’ have never addressed the real issues and their side effects have added to their Aborigines’ condition. But they have been lucrative opportunities for activists, spivs and bureaucrats.

    There is an appalling and tragic history of Aborigines suffering under whitey, but not from 1788. More from the 1970’s onwards, and not all whitey but the elites lusting power and who degrade the first to humiliate the second.

    Jacinta (and Bess of course) have assumed the task of taking on the whole rotten edifice. No small thing, but being Aboriginal grants them some cachet when taking on the 1/16 mobs in the cities. Her higher profile will have her bombarded ceaselessly by people whose position and power are under threat.

    That is a brave woman.

  8. PB says:

    “Walpiri/Celtic woman. But is she proud?”

    I usually find all that talk to be so contrived and irritating, but with her it actually has meaning. She must be proud because she always pushes forward despite the abuse she gets from the baiters, and she radiates with the glow of someone not beaten.

  9. vicki says:

    I am such a fan of Jacinta! She is bright, and so, so brave.

    She has such a total grasp of the plight of her people as a result of misguided policy dictated by “do-gooders” for years. It must be incredibly frustrating for this very talented lady.

    And she has a wonderful mum & dad.

  10. Annie says:

    Totally agree with you Vicki. Jacinta is wonderful and brave.

  11. Whalehunt Fun says:

    So she’s special because of her race. A race that cannot show they were the first people in Australia. Indeed a race that cannot even show they did not commit genocide against the original inhabitants the way the Maori did with the Mori Ori and Chatham Uslanders. I am confident I know how to treat people that present that race as being something respectable.

  12. Mother Lode says:

    So she’s special because of her race.

    No, she is special because she is taking on vested interests.

    Sadly one race was singled out for special treatment and it is necessary to repudiate the racial assumptions. She wants the kids to go to school, for the women to be spared hospital visits, and the men to take responsibility. She does not want more intervention, she wants less.

    If she had a mind she could easily have climbed onboard the gravy train. Instead she is picking a fight for the sake of other people.

    That is why she is special.

  13. John A says:

    Mother Lode #3729780, posted on January 19, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    So she’s special because of her race.

    No, she is special because she is taking on vested interests.


  14. Jock says:

    Should be Australian of the year.

  15. Turtle says:

    I have conservative aboriginal friends like Jacinta. Their pride comes from never accepting help on the basis of race. The son refused financial assistance at school on that very basis. Told the woman that it was these handouts that were making everyone lazy.

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