Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Call me a skeptic...

....but I find it hard to credit that the issue of aboriginal property rights, which exercises the IPA bred mind of Tim Wilson a great deal, is actually likely to make that much difference to their collective well being, especially in the parts of Australia where they are worst off.

Go to any small Australian town that has no local economy to speak of, and house prices will be very low, shops will be shut, and often the aging people who stay there won't be putting much into upgrading the appearance or utility of the residence they paid off 30 years ago. 

I expect pretty much the same thing for any remote aboriginal community that exists only so that the residents can feel connected to the land, regardless of whether they have freehold title to their house, or not.

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