'The question for us today, and I mean black and white, is can we actually achieve Indigenous self-determination while confined within a non-Indigenous ideological structure?
'Can we realistically expect those in power, influenced by common social conditioning, to make the philosophical leap across the chasm of bias? A chasm which as Eve Fesl points out in her book Conned, "regards Aboriginal people as dependants in need of control rather than as independent individuals who should decide their own destiny". Like Eve I have my doubts, because remarkably, considering that 210 years have passed since we first met, Australia has not willingly embarked as a nation, on the hard but necessary road to de-colonisation. Today we have a government hell bent on control of a situation of which they are truly fearful; the full emancipation of the Aboriginal people.'
(Source : University of New England)