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Friday 19th of September 2014 (UTC)

Aboriginal Specific News – Australia

In solidarity at The Block, Redfern
Photo by Barbara McGrady, 13th September 2014In Solidarity, Let Us All Be Outraged

“Rising from darkness where Hell hath no mercy and the screams for vengeance echo on forever. Only those who keep the faith shall escape the wrath of the Metallian…Master of all metal.” There is a shared history between Australia’s First Nations people and black Americans. From the black dockers in Sydney who shared their knowledge […]

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Lessons are not being learned despite deaths in custody rising

Western Australia and the Northern Territory record the highest death rates of First Peoples in police custody. The arrest rates of First Peoples in Western Australia and the Northern Territory are the highest in the nation. The imprisonment rates of First Peoples in Western Australia and the Northern Territory are the highest in the nation […]

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A woman being held in custory at South Hedland Police Station, pictured, complained of being unwell and a short time later died. Image: News LimitedIn the name of Julieka Dhu, the Custody Notification Service should be rolled out nationally

The tragic death of 22-year-old Yamatji womn Julieka Dhu while detained in a police lockup over unpaid fines has now culminated in a coterie of calls for a comprehensive inquiry. The pronounced failures that contributed to the untimely and unnatural death of Ms Dhu have rightly garnered the attention of some but not of others. […]

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Photo - Paddy GibsonIrrkelantye thrown a 12 month life line – water

Irrkelantye had been without its water supply for a month and a half but a bone was thrown their way today with the local Aboriginal corporation promising to supply water for 12 months. The residents of this open air shanty were walking half a kilometre to collect as much water as they could carry back. […]

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Tom Calma and Pat DudgeonNew project offers hope to reduce Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicides

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership in Mental Health has welcomed funding by the Australian Government for a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project. The Project, to be undertaken by the School of Indigenous Studies in partnership with the Telethon Kids Institute at the University of Western Australia, will […]

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Photo - Paddy GibsonIrrkelantye still without water – NT government in disgrace

Today, Irrkelantye has been without its water supply for one month. The residents of this open air shanty now walk half a kilometre to collect as much water as they can carry back. The Northern Territory Government is not budging from its relative silence. It appears the Government wants the people to move on from […]

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For some, the chasm between what Land Councils should and should not do is just increasing

The author of this article, Leon Gettler is an award-winning author and freelance journalist, commentator, lecturer, and speaker on issues which cover a range of areas including politics, history, strategy, globalisation, leadership and all the big trends ahead. He is a popular weekly columnist at Business Spectator and also writes for publications including The Fifth […]

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Tony Abbott's official portrait.Woolombi Waters says Tony Abbott is at it again but don’t think for a moment these are gaffes

A little over a month ago it was reported Tony Abbott as the Prime Minister of Australia made a political gaffe or blunder when he stated “I guess our country owes its existence to a form of foreign investment by the British government in the then unsettled or, um, scarcely settled, Great South Land.” But […]

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Child protection system has to change to respect Culture

Courtesy of The National Indigenous Times – An explosion in First Nations children being taken from their families has to end or we face another Stolen Generation, warns SNAICC. The number of Indigenous children in care in South Australia has tripled in the past decade and this was a national trend, a forum in Adelaide […]

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PICTURED: Back row, from left – Harry Hayes, Christiana Hayes, Angelina Hayes & babe, Janessa Ryder, Shirleen Hayes, Ursula Nicoloff, Shawn Johnson, Tyrell Impu-Hayes, Julie Hayes (in shadow), Felicity Hayes and (walking into frame), Kaileen Webb. Image - Northern Territory Government cuts off water to Irrkelantye

Without any notice to the impoverished community of Irrkelantye, also known as Whitegate, the Northern Territory Government cut off the water supply. In the past, the United Nations has slammed as “an affront to human rights” such scandalous measures to shut down communities and move on people. Irrkelantye is all that its residents have known […]

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