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PAYING RESPECT TO INDIGENOUS OWNERSHIP
 
 

ACHIEVEMENT: Individuals or land owners make a personal commitment to spend the equivalent of 1% of their Council rates by contributing directly to an indigenous cause or indirectly by supporting indigenous communities and arts by buying indigenous art and products.

TARGET DATE: September 2004 PROGRESS: None to date.

DESCRIPTION: For some time there has been a movement called 'Pay the Rent'. This idea is prompted by that movement, but reminds people that they have the choice to make the commitment themselves, without having to wait for their governments to do so on their behalf. My suggestion is that the amount is based on being at least 1% of your annual rates bill. The way you spend it is again a matter for you, either directly by providing funds to an organisation or indirectly by thinking about how you spend your money, and making the choice to buy authentic indigenous art or other products when you can.

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23 April 2017: Only those who decline to scramble up the career ladder are interesting as human beings. Nothing is more boring than a man with a career: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918 -1956.

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