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Sunday 22nd of April 2018 (UTC)

Gerry Georgatos

Abominably, more than 100,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have been to jail

More than 500,000 Australians have been to prison. One in 50 Australians have been to prison. However, of the 500,000, more than 100,000 are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders; First Nations persons. Up to 120,000 have been to prison. With more than 700,000 Australians identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, more than one in […]

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Syria, in a world of lies

There have been millions of casualties as a result of the catastrophes in Syria, with a half million dead, with millions of refugees, with collective human consciousness diminished and reduced to the aberrant. It is said that no lie lives forever but some do while the majority of lies outlive generations. The ability to discover […]

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Horrendous lies in under-reporting poverty and homelessness

There is an under-reporting of poverty and homelessness. The horrendous lie of our generation is the one that poverty is being reduced right around the world. In fact it is increasing but there are diabolical efforts to mask this. Poverty – relative and abject – is increasing in Australia and within a couple of decades […]

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No need for research to tell us Australia’s political and business leaders overwhelmingly Anglo-Celtic

Racism so deep, that it’s structural, institutional. In 1983, I wrote that despite an increasing number of overseas born culturally diverse Australians, that they and their Australian born children did not reflect in the demography of the nation’s parliaments and boardrooms. I have been writing about this for three and a half decades. More than […]

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Only 17 per cent of child protection funding spent on supporting families

The funding for child protection totals $4 billion and we have a predicament where state and territory governments spend only 17 per cent of it on family support services. Child protection and family services should focus on assisting vulnerable families as opposed to removing children. In early January I reunited a 14-year-old girl with her […]

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April 1, 1978 – “Greek migrants” unjustly caricatured as “welfare fraudsters”

It was April, 1978, I was 16 years old. I walked into the kitchen as my Dad was listening to the Greek language radio news. He had paused from his morning bit of getting breakfast together for his six children. The news was reporting of a police raid on more than 100 elderly Greeks who […]

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Death of John Pat in a time when the police union called for the abolition of the Aboriginal Legal Services

  In 1983, the town of Roebourne became to Western Australia what two decades earlier Birmingham had become to Alabama. Sixteen year old John Pat was killed by inebriated police and a few years later White prejudice acquitted the police. Two-thirds of Roebourne, on Ngarluma Country, was comprised of Aboriginal peoples, mostly impoverished, and this […]

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Australia’s public housing – parents sleep in tool shed

There are 180,000 Australian families on the public housing lists. The majority will never be housed. A significant proportion will lose family members to the street present homelessness, to juvenile detention centres, to the prisons and to unnatural deaths including suicide. Our governments can afford to build homes for every family on the waiting lists […]

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“Room to Breathe” – what a patronising racist disgrace – third-world-akin housing

Housing in the remote and regions for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples is a national disgrace. The majority of it is an act of racism. It’s horrific shanty living in both the remote and regions of Western Australia and an even worse abomination throughout the majority of the Northern Territory. A Northern Territory housing […]

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Handcuffed, naked, covered in blood – inhumane treatment of prisoners

Last year in Western Australia an ill female prisoner was denied every dignity and carted naked, handcuffed, in the back of a prisoner transport vehicle to a hospital. Last year in South Australian prisons pregnant inmates were still being shackled. Why are common sense, basic dignities and courtesies denied? The prison experience, as Don Dale […]

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