asunburntcountry:

thinksquad:

Aboriginal ‘Lifestyle Choice’ to Live in Australia’s Outback Will No Longer be Supported

Looming Australian government cut backs mean hundreds of Aboriginal communities will be cut off from services or forced to close
down, creating concern and anger among indigenous and
non-indigenous people alike.

Meanwhile, the country’s senate has
called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to apologize for
describing Aboriginal Australians who live in remote communities as
having made a “lifestyle choice.”

Federal funding for water,
electricity, sewage, and other services in indigenous communities across
Western Australia will end on July 1, 2015.

advance Australia fair?

Indeed

cressus:

     No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another – marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.  
     –   Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini