The indigenous project of telling the truth can ‘perpetuate a culture of victimization’

Australian legal affairs contributor Chris Merritt says a project called ‘Into the Truth’, set up to document all the laws and policies that have affected indigenous peoples since the arrival of the First Fleet, appears to be “unbalanced”. .

“If you’re going to look at the truths, you need to look holistically,” Merritt told Sky News presenter Peta Credlin.

“And it seems pretty clear from what we’ve read in today’s paper that this is really one side of the argument.

“There has been a beneficial impact on Aboriginal people, it is not all doom and gloom, and I am concerned that if this project focuses on the negative it will simply perpetuate a culture of victimhood if it wishes to.”

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