Indigenous Cattle Stations

Reviving the Indigenous cattle industry

Noel Pearson’s analysis of ‘welfare poison’ is premised on the demise of the indigenous cattle industry after the 1967 referendum which gave indigenous men and women full citizenship rights in many states. Welfare might well have been a welcome supplement or safety net if a sustainable economic base for indigenous communities was sustained. But when welfare became the sole form of economic investment, after 1967, it became a poison that has led to widespread generational problems and neglect.

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