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Lifestyle choices (cont)

12 Mar 2015 The fall out continues about the PM’s remarks. He stated that “we can’t endlessly subsidise lifestyle choices if those lifestyle choices are not conducive to the kind of full participation in Australian society that everyone should have. If people choose to live in areas where there are no schools or jobs, there is a limit to what they can expect the state to provide. If people choose to live miles away from where there’s a school, if people choose not to access the school of the air, if people choose to live where there’s no jobs, obviously it’s very, very difficult to close the gap.” The opposition calls it a disgrace and film maker Rolf de Heer slams Abbotts remarks. Aboriginal leaders also disagree strongly with Abbott.
Comment by Wake Up Time: It looks like Abbott is facing a form of criticism he is used to give himself; criticism without content, without substance and without alternatives. Tony Abbott knows Aboriginal communities well and his remarks might by insensitive, but they are correct. It’s time for his critics to come forward with proposals how to really address the issue.

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