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  1. The "end" would be when aboriginal people, as a whole, are no longer disadvantaged in comparison to the non-indigenous population. Simples
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  2. All those things may be true, but they got to this situation through the intervention, abuse and cruelty of early “Australians”. Yep it’s complicated, it’s like unscrambling an egg, I don’t know the answers, I don’t think anyone really does, but we can’t ignore that white Australia is responsible for most of the systemic issues. Personally we don’t have to feel guilty but that doesn’t mean we ignore it either. It has taken 250 years to get to this state we can’t undo it in a year or even an electoral cycle. Yep it may cost a bit, or a lot but considering all we took from them, (
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  3. As a very long time competitor and a Race Director I can assure you in the last 5 to 8 years the pros have become less relevant. Taking aside the ITU events and the Olympics which are there own animal,Long course athletes have little or no attraction to the Average age grouper. When we started 70.3 in Busso the pros were good for getting some local media and not much else. With the change in long course becoming a much more bucket list thing for joe blow to do once and move on,the relevance of pros has disappeared. I would suggest 75 per cent of the field have never heard o
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  4. I specifically said "when aboriginal people, as a whole, are no longer disadvantaged" - I am not referring to individual people / families. At an individual level it is easy to talk about personal responsibility, however if a whole community are disfunctional, doesn't that community need help? And I would say that yes, to a degree we did force alcohol on the Aboriginal community - I've read about Aboriginal workers being paid in alcohol in the past... And this type of hurt takes time to heal - and it can only heal if we take to time to listen and try to help... How many times does i
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  5. It's not about making you feel guilty - it's about properly acknowledging what was done to the Aboriginal people of this land and acknowledging the deep seated pain that this has caused and is still causing. Once it is properly acknowledged, we can start working on the major disadvantage that most Aboriginal people live with.
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  6. First time in forever doing 2km straight in the pool. 38:47 The bench mark is set.
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  7. Was that when it was an 80k bike I am in for the ultimate. Defending title holder. No excuses, but let’s be realistic. I reckon all the good guys in my age group must have done Geelong a few weeks earlier. How else would I have won. I raced hard and race well but I am no way in the same league as the good age groupers in my age group. Just being realistic.
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  8. If I were a crazy engineer....... Id be this guy. Instead of course Im just crazy. I even have the paperwork to prove it. He gets sued all the time, but the truth defence is useful foil aint it.... Oh of particular interest (beside the fact he bought a 17 year old bike for peanuts from a sheila with massive gazongas) is that at 23 minutes and 30 minutes you may find some interesting revelations that confirm a lot of what this uninformed buffoon thought... in empirical terms. Spoliers...... NSFW; if you dont like the C word you may be triggered and offended; you may find you have pissed a
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  9. That too could conflict with a Queensland holiday. AP shifted the Labor Day holiday from October to May and the Queens Birthday holiday from June to October
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  10. I heard the suggestion May the 8th, so it can be shortened to M8.
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  11. That would be un-Australian - obviously we would chuck an extra day in for NY so we have a 2-day national holiday - and of course if either falls on a Sat/Sun then the holiday is carried over to the Mon/Tue - what could be more Australian that that?
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  12. I want to quote this. This is excellent By doing this and picking the date we stopped being a collection of British colonies and became a nation, is the True Australia Day. When we did becoming Australia. I like it. Jan 1st it is On January 1, 1901, six colonies were joined together to create the Commonwealth of Australia, a self-governing Dominion in the British Empire.
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  13. Was able to Zwift yesterday afternoon, Tour of Zwift Stage 5, 90 min @ 198w and my back felt much better afterwards! Also managed to see my physio friend last night. The back was not so good this morning though, still managed another 90 min @ 172w, collecting the Whole Lotta Lava badge. Swimming should help right?
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  14. But at what point do we consider any ongoing disadvantage the responsibility of the individual, not the history? Where we have alcohol, drug abuse, theft, based on an individuals lack of care, do we still say thats a disadvantage we have forced on them? Where those families have been given houses, education opportunities, non-competitive access to jobs (and have trashed/abused all), are the rest of us still liable to give them another house? And tolerate them stealing our cars and breaking into our houses becasue 250 years ago the Brits landed? I understand intergenerational issues
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  15. That's a seperate and highly complex issue. The thread is about settled vs invaded and how can we acknowledge the suffering the Aborigine people went through when Australia was colonised. Removing references and links from the past, IMO, does not address nor resolve the issue. Having some vague, wishy washy plan with no tangible goal is not the way forward and will create a toxic environment that will do more harm than good for the Aborigine people.
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  16. Yikes - the men need to take 35mins off the current record of Jan 7:35 at Roth, and the women need to drop 18mins of Chrissie's Roth record. Broken down, thats an 8% improvement for the men to make that sub 7 time, and 4% improvement for the women for sub 8. To put that in context, the Nike sub 2hr project, Eliud Kipchoge had to find 0.85% to break the 2hr mark. Another reference is Jan's perfect Kona is 2019. He went 7:51 and broke the course record. Patrick Lange in 2018 went 7:52. That is only 0.2% improvement, and that was seen as a huge moment for the sport. Even with
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  17. 'Professional triathlete' is an oxymoron. Its a cash business and the other point is people are now so self absorbed in their own insta accounts aspiring to someone else is a secondary (or actually last place) consideration. You can be absolutely shit and mediocre and still give the illusion of being shit hot... So the RD and marketing mobs know that. No one cares about who wins anymore. Its all about the gram and your image. Kudos to the few who seek to win and be the best they can be, but its a lot harder to get a quid out of it now. Longer distances. Less Money, more toll on the body,
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  18. Stop being so sexist! /sarcasm Read it was so our greatest female tennis player has received the recognition as our greatest male tennis player (Rod Laver) So ironically it was a politically correct motivation Go figure!
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  20. Ultimate My best is around 4:50 but I'd be happy with around 5:10-5:15 Excuse would be not training enough
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  21. Rellos in Qld are on Hamilton Island, looks like the tourism industry is on fire there.
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  22. Looking at the Rugby League (Indigenous All Stars) game each year, I reckon I would be darker than most of them in Summer...do I get the hand out too!
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