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Australia is so very old,
The people from there too.
Sixty thousand years I’m told,
Just hundreds for the new.
The problems caused twixt new and old
Have never near made good,
Always trying white man’s mould,
With no success and never could.
Top-down force to make things right
Was always bound to fail.
For years we have not seen the light,
Our woeful endless tale.
With ‘The Statement from the Heart’,
At last, a chance to heal.
A civilised future now can start.
All seek a fairer deal.
We’ll have ‘The Voice’ to hear from all,
Brainstorming from all sides.
First Nation’s leaders; hear their call.
At last, we can be wise.
A ‘Treaty’, fair, long overdue.
‘Truth-telling’ managed too.
Justice now for all to view.
‘Terra Nullius’ to undo.
As Australians, we will be
On a path that’s been denied.
Champions of ‘fair go’ are we,
Together on one side.
Dealing with nonsense
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