Anonymous asked: Do you have any thoughts on Assange reportedly receiving an Aboriginal Passport?
I loathe Assange and I’m not impressed that he’s received the passport. At the same time, it’s not for me as a non-Indigenous person to police who is given one. We also can’t forget the context of him actually being Australian. My understanding is that it’s not to be taken as a special mark of favour, but as a generic requirement that all non-Indigenous Australians or visitors to Australia would, ideally, have to meet. It does make me feel pretty skeptical of the specific individuals behind it, but it’s still an interesting project, and I think any project centred on race relations between Indigenous people and migrants to Australia should be highlighted and discussed, even if I disagree with particular aspects of its application, or even find it entirely worthless (I don’t, but someone easily could).