Australia has a duty to help Aborigines

I read Kate Nicholas's article ('Aboriginal marketing is Australia's shame,' 13 January) with knowing sadness. I visited Australia for the first time last year, and while I thought it was a gorgeous country, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself, I was immediately and painfully struck by the fact that I saw no Aborigines in Sydney.

The only ones I saw in Queensland were working in the tourist trade and seemed exploited and/or extremely poor. It reminded me very much of the Native American plight years ago in the US.

Australia needs to either re-think its tourist marketing and PR or give much more of its tourist revenue to improve the situation of Aborigines.

Zena Martin, managing director, Acknowledge Communications.

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