Australia is one of the most culturally vibrant nations in the world, and the national culture department is currently taking a long hard look at the nation’s cultural life, says the director of the Australian Institute of Culture.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural life is booming in Australia, but the country is also experiencing a cultural decline.
One of the first cultural events in Australia is the annual Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander Festival, which has become the largest and most attended in the country.
It is also the first time in history that there is a national Indigenous festival in Australia.
Culture Minister Scott Morrison has already commissioned a report from the Australian Council of Cultural Relations, which looks at the impact of culture on society, and how Aboriginal and Tasmanian cultures are shaping Australian society today.
“It’s an area where Australia is definitely in need of more attention,” Ms Morrison told ABC Radio on Tuesday.
“[It’s] not only about celebrating the culture, it’s about the way people relate to that culture.”
We’re not going to be able to celebrate Aboriginal culture and have all our problems solved in the same place.
“Aborigonians celebrate ‘unfamiliar culture’Culture Secretary Scott Morrison on Tuesday called for more research into Aboriginal culture, saying he was not happy with the fact Aboriginal people were being left out of Australia’s culture.
But he has previously argued that Australia’s Indigenous people are still a part of Australian society.
He said he wanted to see more research, but also wanted to look at how Indigenous Australians have been impacted by Australia’s changing demographics.
I want to see the research done on how we are changing our culture, he told the ABC.
The cultural department has commissioned a review into the impact that Australian culture is having on Indigenous communities.”
I have a great relationship with Aboriginal people and I want to be a part the conversation,” Mr Morrison said.
Mr Morrison has previously criticised the federal government for its failure to protect indigenous people from land grab and forced relocation.”
The federal government is the prime offender in this, and their attitude is not to listen to Aboriginal people,” he said in 2015.”
They are not listening to their people, they are not being responsive to their Aboriginal people.
We’re at the point now where we are at a point where our culture is being taken over by white people and that is absolutely unacceptable.
“He said it was time for a “culture reset”.”
It is not the federal Government’s fault the Aboriginal people have been pushed into a corner, but it is the federal Governments fault for not taking some of the lessons from Aboriginal culture in other areas,” he told ABC radio on Tuesday, in a speech that drew criticism from some in the Aboriginal community.
Earlier this year, Mr Morrison told the Senate he did not believe there was a “cultural divide” between Aboriginal and non-Aborige Australians, saying Australians were diverse in terms of their cultural backgrounds.
However, in his speech he said there was “a cultural divide between Indigenous Australians and Australians outside of their own culture”.
Topics:indigenous-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander,australiaFirst posted April 25, 2020 16:27:56More stories from New South Wales