From 1965 onwards, 1/3rd of terrestrial Australia – 2.5 million sq kms of land – was returned to indigenous owners, with half of that since the Native Title decision in 1993. Tasmania pioneered aboriginal land rights with the Cape Barron Island Act 1912.
Source: Jon Altman, The political ecology and political economy of the Indigenous land titling ‘revolution’ in Australia, March 2014 Māori Law Review.
New Zealand extinguished native title twice in its history with the 2nd of these takings of Māori land by the last Labour government with the foreshore and seabed legislation. In her op-ed today, has Jacinda Ardern forgotten why the Māori party came into being?
Unlike New Zealand, Australia welcomed migrants from a wide range of ethnicities after the Second World War. It abolished the White Australia policy in the 1960s along with any discrimination in its Constitution against aboriginals.
Australia takes 8 times as many refugees as New Zealand on a per capita basis.
This redress of indigenous grievances was done out of the generosity of the Australian heart. Aboriginals are a tiny minority in Australia with little independent political pull.
For a country riddled with corruption, Indians report the surprising amount of confidence in their courts despite the corruption in those courts as well.
Source: Index of Economic Freedom.
Source: Doing Business in India – World Bank Group.
In a perfectly balanced sample, I have been banned from the Conservatives sub-Reddit for being a left-wing troll and from the New Zealand and Australian sub-Reddits for being a right-wing troll.
Add to that, I am blocked on Twitter by both the Minister of Health and the Green party spokesman on health. Must be doing something right.
There hasn’t been a seriously contested convention in decades, and history helps explain why: Presidential candidates who needed multiple ballots to get nominated usually didn’t win.
Source: A look back at contested conventions | Pew Research Center