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Blog Article Dr. Aporosa: "Australia’s discussion of kava imports reflects lack of cultural understanding"

Discussion in 'Kava News' started by verticity, Jun 10, 2019 at 7:35 PM.

  1. verticity

    verticity I'm interested in things

    This is an excellent article by kava researcher Dr. Apo Aporosa critiquing the faulty assumptions behind Australia's kava import restrictions. Highly recommend reading the whole thing (it's not long) as well as Dr. Aporosa's replies in the comments ..

    https://theconversation.com/austral...eflects-lack-of-cultural-understanding-115662

    Quote: "Australia’s restrictions on kava are based on concerns about its misuse in remote communities. But the government’s policy is imperialistic and ignores evidence about kava use, side effects and cultural significance."
  2. kastom_lif

    kastom_lif Kava Enthusiast

    They'd rather keep remote communities blowing numbers and committing domestic violence because it suits their campaign platforms.
  3. Kapmcrunk

    Kapmcrunk The Kaptain of Crunk KavaForums Founder

    Whoa there, a whole 4 kgs that you have to bring by hand. They really opened it wide, didn't they?

    What are the import limits on alcohol again?
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  4. _byron

    _byron Kava Enthusiast

    here is a video on the topic

    Literally makes me feel sick that they see kava as a substance abuse issue.
  5. verticity

    verticity I'm interested in things

    Now I get it. Those naive, childlike cartoon people need to be protected from superficial correlates of their community's problems, and then the actual causes will sort themselves out. /Sarcasm.
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  6. Alia

    Alia 'Awa Grower/Collector

    Totally engaging article and the Comments are fantastic... "nailing jellyfish to a wall" may be the ideal comparison ! Back in 1980ish I lived in (what was then) remote Gordonvale, Queensland. The local population, generally considered Aborigines-- not human, seriously they did; and to try and argue was dangerous. At that time Pubs only allowed Aborigines to come to windows in the backyard of building to be served any alcohol. While I do not advocate alcohol consumption generally, to make a population order a product only from a walk up window is beyond racist.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019 at 1:45 PM