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Sunday 26th of February 2017 (UTC)

Gerry Georgatos

Failed ‘closing the gap’ the least of worries – hidden are more shocking crises

For some years the closing the gap targets masked the crises of half-lives and dirt-poor conditions that sadly trap a significant proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. In recent years the failures have been publicly acknowledged. Let us look at the report before delving into other measures that describe a harrowing catastrophic narrative of […]

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Reducing incarceration by transforming lives – schools in prison

We should be doing everything possible to ensure people come out of the prison experience in a better state than when they went in. It is my experience that in general people come out of prison in a worse state than when they went in. We should be doing everything we can to ensure that […]

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Of all the royal commissions needed the one we need the most is the one on the suicides crises

There is not an article that I write on trauma or suicide prevention which has gone by without my just being informed of a suicide. I have written hundreds of articles on trauma, suicides and suicide prevention. Last year in an article I wrote for The Guardian, published on World Suicide Prevention Day, I opened […]

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Prison to wellbeing to education and work – transforming lives

Non-Indigenous Australians are incarcerated at around 200 per 100,000 adults but Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander adults are incarcerated at 2,330 per 100,000 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander adults. It’s beyond any justification – it’s an abomination. However the narrative of human misery and suffering is worst in Western Australia where Aboriginal adults are incarcerated […]

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“Wog” is not the equivalent of “mate”

There is increasing dissent to the suite of race theories and there are swells of vehement opposition, not all aligned, to what are argued as the politics of identity. The distinguishing of identity is real and for better or worse people are labelled, and prejudices, stigmatisation and other associative identity issues leading to discrimination are […]

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Rights or resilience? For many ‘resilience’ has become a trap

There are gross inequalities and injustices, narratives of misery and disadvantage, where the narrative is ongoing because ‘inalienable’ rights are not worked to or short-changed by governments and state institutions. Instead the affected are sold ‘resilience’. But resilience alone does not guarantee expectations. Resilience has been the buzz word for quite some time and instead […]

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For the record, Australia’s racism like America’s racism remains intact with no default position

Many argue that Australia is “better” than the racism that mires it knee-deep. As a nation, we are not better than the sum of the diabolical racism that sees Australian society fractured and many from within the fracture at odds with each. The majority of migrants and children of migrants – of the ‘diaspora’ – […]

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Why as a non-Aboriginal person do I relentlessly speak out to Black issues?

A generation comes and generation goes, and where there is human misery that narrative is often from the cradle to the grave. If we can do something to change such narratives in real time and we don’t then we have been complicit in the misery of others. Our days on this earth matter and should […]

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The oppressed are blameless

Australia is borne of sins – and the original sin was its sweeping, relentless brutality to the First Peoples of this continent. Australia’s original sin was borne of and cavalcaded by racism – people were murdered, hounded off their lands, cruelled in every imaginable brutal inhumanity, corralled and tormented. The oppression was relentless but the […]

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It is not a human right to get your family evicted – compulsory rent deduction a must-do

Each year hundreds of families are evicted from public housing rentals because of significant rent arrears. In Australia, there are 18,000 children aged 12 years and less homeless, sleeping rough. The majority of Australian households would be unaware of the extensiveness of large families homeless on our streets – sleeping in condemned squats, alleyways, parks […]

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