Eddie Betts' prowess as a football player is well known, as is his leadership and generosity off the field. IndigenousX speaks exclusively with Eddie as he hangs up his boots and tells us what is next.
Elections to be held for the First Peoples of Victoria Assembly
Yesterday, two elections were called.
One that will help determine what kind of country we want to be, how we see ourselves. The other will determine who will form government. One takes place every three years, the other once in a generation.
The 26th of January is indeed a historic day of significance for the Australian community. The events that took place on that day helped shape modern Australia and continue to have a profound impact of the lives of millions.
Freedom of speech and freedom of the press has always been a double edged sword for Aboriginal people. At its worst, the media perpetuates racist stereotypes that continue the Australian tradition of oppressing Aboriginal people throughout the centuries...
It’s clear that the FFA is not serious about nourishing Aboriginal soccer talent. The other codes do it because, as much as anything else, it is good for business to have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent on display week-in, week out.
It’s good to reflect every now and then.
It’s good to understand that if it wasn’t for the sacrifices, the strength, and most importantly the love of those who came before us, many wouldn’t be where they are today.
We are or soon will be living in a country that has a diminished national broadcaster, will be an international arms trader, have a real-time facial recognition database and new powers that allow police to stop and ask you for your papers every time you step foot in an airport (at this stage).
So the question has to be asked, is this the Australia we really want?