Alice Springs physician Dr Rob Roseby has commented on the Inside Story article:
“You describe elements of institutional racism, but as an industry the media is not alone in this respect.
No matter how well meaning, Governments, healthcare institutions, researchers, schools etc have all in the past and probably still do stuff up what we do around Aboriginal issues.
To a large degree I think this is because most of us are observers rather than participants in them. We are not responsive enough to what Aboriginal people go through because we haven’t experienced such things ourselves, and so we make mistakes and sometimes big ones.
I believe we need far more Aboriginal people as colleagues than we have now to tilt our institutions significantly.”