Tuesday 29 March 2005.
Premier Peter Beattie said the terms of reference would be moved in parliament on April 19 - 2005.
"The terms of references will be open and transparent." Mr Beattie said.
"We are keen to participate in any genuine attempt to find the answers to the problems of Palm Island." he said.
Mr Quinn said he hoped the replacement coroner could get to the bottom of Mulrunji's death.
"I think the people of Palm Island expect that. They deserve it and the sooner it happens, the better." he said.
"The troubled indigenous settlement..." and "problems of Palm Island"
In the very first place Palm Island can not be described as an "indigneous settlement", they did not settle there by free will to start with, and the "problems of Palm Island" is entirely a problem originally created by non-idigenous people. All the real problem described on the Island is still outside Palm Island, still !
Ture Sjolander March 30, 2005.
...and why do media catch completely irrelevant issues like a silly "airfair - payment" or talking about the general problems on the Island, during an inquest result/matter, related to "death in custody".
Sometimes I feel we are still living in the 19th century.
All Australian "problem" with regard to indigenous people in Australia could be solved in no time - and forever.
Its only a matter of good will. Let us find the "problems" out there on the mainland.
Or are you waiting for Oxfam or
Red Cross to step in on the island ?
he thought of World War II, and
wouldn't mind ending he's days there"
About Mr. Beazley in Townsville 10
March 2006 (Townsville Bulletin)