The subjugation of black lives has not evolved since settlement. But it is not our behaviour that needs to change. Ignoring this fact is a choice.
Eddie Mabo is a man who has entered the Australian lexicon. However, aside from the popular references we quote, the concessions he won truly matter, and should never be forgotten.
The week that was involved two male vultures creating life, another in Washington DC risking all life and we gazed back at the Mabo decision, and our commonwealth since.