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Monday 26th of September 2016 (UTC)

Gerry Georgatos

The day White Privilege made me ‘dead on the inside’

The demography of this nation is not reflected in our parliaments, which remain the citadels of White Privilege, bastions unleashing vice like assimilation. The racists of my generation are the parliamentarians of today. They may disguise themselves as ‘progressives’ but they perpetuate racism. Those who control the Australia we live in carry on with a […]

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Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children incarcerated at the world’s highest rate

Australia incarcerates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in juvenile detention at the world’s highest rate; ranked second is the mother of all jailers, the United States of America. More than half of Australia’s juvenile detention is comprised of the poorest and most marginalised children in the nation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Where […]

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The brutality of failed Australian penal estates

Governments lay claim to delivering policies on the basis of evidence and compelling data. How then do Australian governments explain the failed penal estate? The doubling of the prison population in less than two decades, the overcrowded prisons, the high re-offending rates, broken to ruined lives, the outrageous incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]

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Image - www.abc.net.auWestern Australia and Northern Territory worst for the poorest and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

In comparing national data and measurable indicators in ranking which state and territory jurisdictions are overall ‘harshest’ on the poorest we find ironically that the nation’s two wealthiest jurisdictions, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, which enjoy among the world’s highest median incomes, are the nation’s harshest on the poorest, with the highest rates of […]

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Suicide of 15-year-old boy in Don Dale

At Don Dale juvenile detention centre a 15-year-old orphaned Aboriginal boy took his life only days after being locked up for $90 worth of ‘crimes’. How many Australians know about Johnny Warramarrba? Johnny’s mother died when he was a baby. His dad was killed in a car accident when he was eleven. When he committed […]

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Image - www.chinadaily.com.cnThe narrative of victimhood is real

There is much contention as to whether the Australian context is home to narratives of victimhood. Many social commentators, borne of privilege, argue that the narrative of victimhood is inauthentic and that it is the product of political campaigns from the ‘left’. Many argue that narratives of victimhood cannot be possible within the Australian experience – […]

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The suicide prevention space is immature and inauthentic

The suicide prevention space is still raw and immature. There is a lot of work to be achieved in understanding the extensiveness of the space and its multifactorial issues. There is quite a bit of ground to travel in order to unveil the various ways forward. It’s a space vulnerable to exploiters, carpetbaggers and snake […]

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‘Affordable’ housing arguments will never address chronic and acute homelessness

Political parties are rattling on about reducing, halving and even ending homelessness through ‘affordable’ housing. ‘Affordable’ housing can certainly make it possible for more Australians to acquire a mortgage but cannot help those Australians who live in absolute poverty. There are two types of poverty – relative and absolute poverty. Relative poverty is a measure […]

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3rd annual National Indigenous Human Rights Awards - MC Natalie Ahmat, award winners, Dameyon Bonson, Mervyn Eades and Lex WottonShaoquett and Mohammed Moselmane – from Libya to Mongolia

NSW’s first Muslim parliamentarian arrived in Australia as a seven year old child from Lebanon. Shaoquett Moselmane went on to graduate as a lawyer, finished up as a long serving local government councillor, a mayor and is currently a parliamentarian in NSW’s upper house, in his second term. While family building, with his Japanese wife, […]

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1040620331Migrant suicides – invisible

As a young child I remember the absorption of sadness by Sydney’s Greek community of the suicide by a newly arrived young male Greek. Years later I would read some of his letters to the homeland, yearning to return someday after he made his quid in a country he believed found it hard to accept […]

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