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NAIDOC man scorns on rapacious ‘land abusers’

Kalkadoom (central-west tribe) man Clem Domic speaks out about his disappointment with the injustices upon Indigenous Australians. Photo Austin King / The Morning Bulletin
Kalkadoom (central-west tribe) man Clem Domic speaks out about his disappointment with the injustices upon Indigenous Australians. Photo Austin King / The Morning Bulletin Austin King

KALKADOON (Cloncurry tribe) man Clem Domic has slammed the Federal and State governments for hurting what he calls his "mother", the earth.

He was speaking passionately, from Rockhampton's NAIDOC march on Friday, about the Federal and State governments ticking off on mining projects across Australia.

"We all come from the earth, she is our mother," he said.

"And when you hurt our mother, you are hurting her people... that is what we believe.

"These mining companies, through the State and Federal Government approvals, rape our land and they get away with it."

Mr Domic also had a go at Australia's "negligence" towards closing the gap between indigenous people and the rest of the country's citizens.

A proud Aborigine and South Sea Islander, he believes Australia still has a long way to go in terms of acknowledging and respecting indigenous people as the first citizens of the country.

Mr Domic said that he came from a well-respected family from the north-west Queensland town of 2384 residents.

Despite his views on racial equality in Australia, Mr Domic said he had a lot of support from non-indigenous people.

A "giver" by nature, the 50-year-old said he always had a soft spot for those who were in less fortunate circumstances.

"I was poor all my life... if I see a homeless person, I will give them what I have," he said.

Topics:  mining naidoc



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