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Monday 22nd of December 2014 (UTC)

Aboriginal Specific News – Australia

Image - www.driverlayer.comWhite man-Black man & disease

One might be forgiven for expecting white men to stop causing disease in black men, today. But instead of an era of atonement and correction, we pass from misdemeanour to misdemeanour. But plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose. The history of the transfer of disease from the Old World to the Antipodes has […]

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Brian Butler - of the Lateral Love organisation.Collateral Violence

The current epidemic of violence in First Nation Australians is not unique. It is one of a genre of what might be termed ‘liberation violence.’ It can be seen since Americans ‘liberated’ Iraq. It can be seen since the Berlin Wall came down. It can be seen daily when prisoners are released form detention. In […]

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'Colonisation' by Lawry Love, 2001.2014 will be remembered as a year full of hostility and attacks against our People

So here we are the last article for the year – the time has gone so fast. For me it is a time for deep reflection and an opportunity to say thank you to all our readers as we prioritise our thoughts towards another year. Remember we receive absolutely no Government funding and survive only […]

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Stop peddling lies – “$30 billion spent on Indigenous disadvantage” is a lie

The 2014 Indigenous Expenditure Report has been released by a Government Steering Committee and many will read it, especially the media, in that it is spending on “Indigenous disadvantage”. This is how it has been sold by far too many, including Prime Ministers. Australians will buy the crock that $30 billion is spent annually on […]

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Suicide prevention researcher Gerry Georgatos, race relations practitioner Kath Groves with Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation directors, Selina and Robert Eggington. Dumbartung and Kyana Gallery, 28 years and strong.Dumbartung “battles” Indigenous Land Corporation for survival to save cultural treasures and healing programs

Movie stars, rock stars, politicians and world renowned activists all say the work of Robert and Selina Eggington must be preserved but the future of an amazing cultural and historical operation remains in doubt. The 28 year strong Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation is at risk of losing its tenancy at the Clontarf Academy grounds in Perth, […]

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Tepora and Evie with one of the vegetable gardens at Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy - Power to the people.Vegie gardens keep Redfern Tent Embassy supporters fed

With the end of the year fast approaching it is now seven months that Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy has stood solid and surprised many in that it has held off the Aboriginal Housing Company from commercially developing The Block. Like Walmandany Tent Embassy which stood solid for two and half years north of Broome in […]

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43 years to the day since Tent Embassy; sit-in by true leaders

On January 26, the nation’s attention will turn to Canberra but not for the usual fanfare. The Freedom Movement will reach the front lawns of our national parliament, with the leaders and Elders of the descendants of the original peoples of this continent commencing a sit-in. Nearly 43 years ago, four young men jagged themselves […]

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Dennis Eggington“Ethnic cleansing” said Dennis Eggington of forcible removals off Country

The push by the Western Australian Government to close down the majority of homeland (remote) communities has been labelled by the CEO of the Aboriginal Legal Services WA, Dennis Eggington, as “ethnic cleansing”. Premier Colin Barnett has said that many of these communities “are not viable”, have small populations, are starved of services and are […]

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Calling for ways forward to reduce custodial deaths - Photo, Barbara McGradyRedfern deaths in custody forum talks about ways forward

There have been more than 340 Black deaths in custody since the 1992 Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. In the first decade since the deaths in custody went up by 50 per cent, and in the last decade the custodial deaths have doubled. Yesterday, a forum in Redfern drew […]

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Pope Francis  - Image, www.therecord.com.auAustralia’s human rights record shambolic according to Pope Francis and Bishop Saunders

Chairman of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, Bishop Christopher Saunders says Australia’s human rights record is being undermined by inhumane policies. Bishop Saunders pointed to the asylum seeker asylum policies which deny refugees sanctuary and the push by the Western Australian Government to close up to 150 of the State’s 274 homeland (remote) communities. He […]

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