Tim Blair


New Criterion



Friday, October 04, 2002

This is what we are hearing, repeated by popular request on Auntie's indigenous pulpit, Awaye, this afternoon.

And what a twisted junk pile it is.

His big idea, if it can be read here, is empowerment. Others have put it more cogently, none with more spite. The essence is that people like him should be given power over those who identify as Aboriginal, and the bills paid by the hated whitefella. Others put the same idea from inside the tent. Yanner is determined to stay outside, and is not seeking re-election to the ATSIC Council, despite all the money he says it throws at him.

See how you can sort it out.