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Friday 16th of November 2018 (UTC)

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Indigenous and Remote Health Conference

Seven million Australians live in rural and remote Australia. There are also 1,000 remote communities, the majority with few or no services. Australians living rural and remote have shorter lives, with more than half of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders in the remote not living past a half century of years. Remote living Australians have […]

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National Forum on Child Protection

Nearly 60,000 Australian children have been removed by child protection authorities into “out-of-home-care”, with over 17,000 of the removed children comprised of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children. Australia’s child removal rates are among the world’s highest. From a racialised lens, Australia’s Aboriginal children are removed at the world’s highest rate. Australia’s worsening child removal […]

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Overcoming Indigenous Family Violence Conference

Professor Marcia Langton has highlighted that Australia’s First Nations females are at least 34 times and up to 80 times more likely to be physically assaulted as a result of family violence. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has reported that First Nations females are at least 35 times more likely to be […]

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Kabul

By Ken Hannaford-Ricardi It is a dream come true being back among friends in Kabul! Streams of dented Toyotas (They are all Toyotas!) with windscreens cracked like bolts of lightning still jockey for position on roads where traffic lights and common sense hold little sway. Carts of vegetables drawn by donkeys or dragged by men without dreams continue clotting […]

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Categories Human Rights
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Death at the Gate

From Kabul, by Ken Hannaford-Ricardi The number of visitors passing through the Afghan Peace Volunteers’ (APVs’) Borderfree Nonviolence Community Center in Kabul is incredible. Each afternoon, nearly sixty high-school-age students attend free classes to prepare them for the rigorous KanKor test, required of every Afghan desiring to attend public university. By 8:00 this morning, women […]

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PRISM, Snowden and Government Surveillance

By Lavanya Rathnam Edward Snowden, one of the most famous whistleblowers of our times, brought to light the many surveillance programs and other snooping activities of the U.S. government. This former intelligence officer revealed top secret documents to Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian and Laura Poitras, a freelance journalist, in May 2013 at a hotel […]

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Not always and only broken: some responses to Roger Cohen’s New York Times article

– by Janet Galbraith with Behrouz Boochani “I don’t want to be written as a broken man”, says Behrouz Boochani, Kurdish journalist and writer incarcerated in Australia’s immigration prison camp in Papua New Guinea, after reading Roger Cohen’s ‘Broken Men in Paradise’ published December 9, 2016 in The New York Times.  “I have punched the […]

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Ground breaking project achieves 100 per cent record in the prevention of child removals

One in 9 of Perth’s Aboriginal children are in the care of the state, removed by child protection authorities but an unfunded advocacy service is leading the way with a thus far 100 per cent track record of keeping children with their families. Since February, the Perth-based First Nations Homelessness Project and Advocacy Service has […]

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Safe Schools makes schools – wait for it – safer

by Seb Starcevic Who wants to play Monopoly, the Safe Schools edition? Every time someone mentions “radical gender theory,” “leftist agenda” or “social engineering,” advance one space. Do not pass go. Bonus points whenever an ultra-conservative senator appears on an ABC program to rail against the program. Watching the drama unfold over the past few […]

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Categories Politics
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Seeing Flight as a Non-violent Option: One Way to Change the Discourse about the World’s 60 Million Refugees

In Brussels, more than 1,200 people protest against Europe’s unwillingness to do more about the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, April 23rd, 2015. – Amnesty International. Today, one in every 122 humans living on the planet is a refugee, an internally displaced person, or an asylum-seeker. In 2014, conflict and persecution forced a staggering 42,500 persons per […]

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