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Aboriginal Specific News – Australia

Police shot man dead who had no firearm

On November 14, a father of four was remembered after being shot dead four years ago by police in a northern NSW town. The family of the man believe that justice has evaded them. But they will not give up. It took the coroner’s office three years to complete the investigation into the Aboriginal man’s […]

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Rosalie Kunoth-Monks - Image, www.smh.com.auWhat the domestic media missed – The Freedom Summit

In seven days, the most diverse gathering of the First Peoples of the Australian continent in the one place will occur. The two day convergence will bring together hundreds of Traditional Owners, senior Elders and other leaders from within their people, to Mparntwe (Alice Springs), in the heart of the nation. Convoys of Traditional Owners, […]

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untitledThe catastrophe of the Stolen Generations, 2014

The rates of removals of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children during the last decade have gone beyond the alarming. During those years, despite the unheard outcries from less than 3 per cent of the population – First Peoples – departments of child welfare went carte blanche in removing children. The high rates should have […]

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imagesGVPQLUS7600 Black deaths in custody by 2025 & jail numbers to soar

Yesterday, ten years ago Mulrunji Doomadgee was bashed to death in a Palm Island police cell. His death is one of many deaths in custody which occurred in either murderous or in the least – dubious circumstances. Despite the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADC), deaths in custody continue at inexcusable rates. But […]

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One Mile Community with Gerry Georgatos.
Photographer: Ingetje TadrosOvercoming Disadvantage Report shows disadvantage not overcome

The Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report, despite some positive trends found what most of us know, that for the marginalised and vulnerable nothing has got better and for far too many has got dangerously worse. Acute poverty indicators such as access to water, sewerage and electricity have regressed – 3rd world akin-conditions in the world’s 12th […]

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Having to die because you cannot afford dialysis

Renal patients in Whyalla will either have to bear a new significant cost or die from not being able to get to their dialysis appointments. That will be the result of a recent decision made by Country Health South Australia to discontinue funding transport for renal dialysis patients as of the end of the year. […]

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“Get out of the way” & Aboriginal suicide rates will drop

“Please return our son because my wife cannot go on without him, she will suicide, please return our son,” wrote a Noongar father and husband to the Western Australian Government’s Chief Protector in 1905. The fundamental issues which underpin suicide rates nationally vary from cultural group to cultural group, geopolitically and demographically. The fundamentals that […]

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Pearson, Langton, Mundine are not our leaders

It was Edmund Burke who is credited with the saying: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”. He was also reported to have said: “The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse”. Edmund Burke was a 17th century Irish political philosopher, politician and statesman who […]

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The Freedom Summit – “it is our obligation,” Dr Woolombi Waters

There is only less than two weeks from potentially the largest most diverse gathering of the senior most Elders and leaders of First Peoples to gather in the one place – Mparntwe (Alice Springs). They will meet for two days at the Old Telegraph, an old mission site, where the social justice warrior, the late […]

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Image - www.adelaidenow.com.auSouth Australia’s remote communities could face closure

South Australia’s Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, Ian Hunter is making the future of remote communities all about money. There is no certainty for the communities of First Peoples according to Mr Hunter. He is warning that the State will not pick up the tab for municipal services, water and power as it does […]

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