RODNEY CROOME

Jane Rankin-Reid hits the nail on the head. Why have our political leaders remained silent on this issue? For that matter, where are the voices of the Anti-Discrimination and Social Inclusion Commissioners? Part of me hopes the Government is waiting till it can announce a properly-funded education program about how indispensable minority communities are for Tasmania’s future. But that’s so naive, it makes me laugh to write it. Justa Bloke also has an important point. In my experience the most effective advocates for minorities, especially in the work place and in domestic settings, are blue collar workers, or “bogans” as this discussion is labelling them. They say what they think, they’re direct and they’re heartfelt. In the end, they are the most important catalysts for social change in the state. Read more, Comment at the end of the article, HERE