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"Unless people own it and have their hands on the levers, forget about it. The lot of Aboriginal people, particularly those in remote communities, is horrendous, but to try and impose things on them is useless."

FATHER FRANK, BRENNAN - on empowering Aborigines

"People can be just as moral without a belief in God, but if they are working in difficult humanitarian fields, such as Aboriginal welfare or refugee advocacy, they need to be extraordinarily focused and courageous to maintain it over a long period of time. I couldn't do it without religious faith and I greatly admire those who can."