Launch of “Burden of Culture: How to dismantle the Aboriginal industry and give hope to its victims” by Jo Lindgren and Gary Johns

This book will be launched by Joanna Lindgren, former Senator for Queensland and great-niece of the first Aborigine elected to federal parliament, Neville Bonner. Gary Johns, the author, will speak to it.

Aboriginal politics are now dominated by demands for reconciliation, self-determination, and acknowledgment of culture.

But these concepts – defined and promoted by an urban elite of educated Aboriginal activists – hide the bigger truth that most people of Aboriginal descent today are already integrated into the wider society and are doing well, if belatedly.

More importantly, the Aboriginal industry fails to address the needs of the 20 per cent minority of their population who still live in despair. Those who remain in remote and rural Australia are being asked to build a new Jerusalem on poor lands with ancient cultural hab­its.

This captive minority needs to reach out, literally, but the politics of their leaders keeps them locked where they are.

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You can order the book from here. Select pick-up if you want to collect at the function, otherwise we will post it to you.

Entry includes finger food and drink and there is plenty of off-street parking at our offices in Woolloongabba.

When: Thursday May 4, 2023 at 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Where: AIP Auditorium, Unit 2B, 50 Logan Road, Woolloongabba Q 4102
(Plenty of parking either on site or on street)
(includes finger
food and drink):
General: $25
Concession: $15
$5 discount for AIP members
Booking: To book click here