The plight of indigenous people is a scab on our nation which worsens with the picking. No one, not even cynical, reactionary, No-voting redneck ex-coppers like me fails to recognise the suffering is real. Having lived and worked in Cape York indigenous communities, I know at least as much about the realities of first Australians living in remote isolation as the writers of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
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Martin Lynch is a former police officer from Far North Queensland who worked in remote, isolated indigenous communities.
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