Whether Australia's colonisation by the British Empire should be classified as an invasion or settlement is not a question of mere semantics.
As a former Australian Labor Party president and advisor to conservative prime ministers John Howard and Tony Abbott, Mundine is not known for pulling his punches.
My trip to the Kimberley has rekindled my interest in looking at what might be the case in 2067 with respect to our Aboriginal people.
No one of indigenous descent seems to want to return to being a hunter-gatherer with traditional implements, no Western medicine, no vehicles, no Western food.
The uproar over the use of the word 'discover' is the latest skirmish in a war over two equally mythical views of Australian history.
The first issue that ought to provoke scepticism relates to the states/territories with the highest measured proportions of Indigenous people in their population.
Continuing down the path of throwing cash at the problems without any difficult-to-swallow scrutiny of existing outlooks, processes and policies will only continue to exacerbate the problems.
The interim report of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory is heading dangerously close to yet another ideological cul-de-sac.
Debating the date of Australia Day
So this is my first plea to our indigenous population - no matter how great your pride in your indigenous culture, acknowledge that you do not have a written language and that we live in a world made in England.
It is clear that our two governments and the Crown are jointly and severally responsible for all this and owe them compensation.
Warburton, for example, has received a $266,000 grant to open a hairdressing salon. A hairdresser opening their own shop or working door to door could achieve more with much less.