The Federal Court recognised Aboriginal women's business during the Hindmarsh Island Bridge controversy yet the final report of the Expert Panel on the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution makes no mention of women's business, or equality between women and men at foundation of the Aboriginal tradition, or male privilege which informs the Constitution.

Experts on Aborigines indifferent to women's business, and on the Constitution incognisant of male privilege, are laughable.

There's an industry of men blindsided by their own ambition who can't seem to summon the courage to participate in a conversation about privilege.

The upside is they've had their say so the rest of us can get on with the work at hand, provision of a women's legislature.

20 January, 2012

philip mckeon

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