>pulling the abbo card
if that doesn't work, nothing will.
>“You are welcome in this country,” Mr Marika said. “I know you come from a place where bad things happen. But don’t make this country bad like your country.”
>Mr Marika said if the youths would not listen to police, parents or community leaders in Melbourne, perhaps they would listen to indigenous Australia.
>“Australia is Aboriginal land,” he said. “So, when you don’t respect Australia, you don’t respect Aboriginal people.”
>“I don’t understand why they do that,” he said. “Have they been hated or disliked?
>“They are disrupting and spoiling things. Their spirituality is elsewhere. They need to reconnect with their spiritual world and meet people who understand mother earth and father sky.”
>Mr Marika invited the African youths, who he said appeared detached from any form of acceptable culture, to northeast Arnhem Land.
>“They need guidance,” he said. “They’d be welcome here, to come here and understand our culture. We will show them how to respect people, both our world and the balanda (white) world. By showing them our world, we can reflect them into their world.”