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Aboriginal Specific News – Australia

Image - www.abc.net.au11 year-old two days in police lockup

It is nothing new for Australia to be locking up children in police cells or adult prisons. Once again, recently, an 11 year-old-girl spent a weekend at Karratha’s police station. This follows a 12 year-old child in a Kimberley police lockup. Last year, for more than 6 months 120 juveniles, First Nations youth, finished up […]

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Statistics need to be qualified

According to a report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) there were 42 substantiated cases of ‘abuse’, which includes ‘neglect’, for every 1000 Aboriginal children as opposed to 5 cases per 1000 for the rest of Australia. But how true are these statistics? What is neglect? What are the definitions of abuse? […]

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Sexual abuse in the Northern Territory – little is done about it if you’re a First Nations person

Lynette Blayney is emotive and articulate about her surprisingly brief stint in child welfare in the Northern Territory as she describes settings of unchallenged rife sexual abuse throughout regions of the Territory which fall into line with some of what the controversial Little Children are Sacred Report alleged and what many researchers and academics have alleged is […]

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Murrawari man, William Trapman taking a stance against racism - Photo, Gerry GeorgatosTaking a stance against racism – Murrawari man, William Trapman

Murrawari man, William Trapman has been confronting and unveiling racism from his days as a young child in Brewarinna to his workplace experiences since. The worst mistake one can make according to Mr Trapman is to let the racism slide – best to beat it down, and this can only happen by confronting it. “Growing […]

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Debra HockingDebra Hocking asked by world’s best to help on trauma recovery program

America’s Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has nominated Ms Debra Hocking from the University of Wollongong to be the Australian coordinator for a new Harvard Global Indigenous Trauma Recovery programme to deliver an Indigenous Trauma Recovery Programme. Massachusetts General Hospital is the third oldest general hospital in the United States and one of the major teaching […]

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Australian frontier wars - Slaughterhouse Creek Massacre of 1838No one life is more important than any other which is why Frontier Wars matter

The Western world is in mourning over the sons, daughters, couples, parents and grandparents who never made it home after the tragic Malaysia Airlines disaster. Days on from the horrific crash the official Australian death toll from flight MH17 has been updated to 37 and the total deaths remains at 298. World headlines have included […]

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National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony 2014NAIDOC honours its 2014 high achievers

Courtesy of The National Indigenous Times Serving Country means serving your people and fighting for justice whether you are within the government or outside it, NAIDOC’s Person of the Year, Professor Gracelyn Smallwood said after being among a wonderful group of individuals and organisations recognised for their lifetime’s work standing up for the rights of […]

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Inquiry criticises irresponsible liquor sellers

Proportionate to population alcoholism among First Peoples is at most similar but not more than the non-First Nations populations. Statistically there are higher rates of non-drinkers of alcohol among First Peoples compared to the rest of Australia. But alcoholism is taking a toll on First Peoples, and is second only to tobacco as a preventable […]

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The choice is clear – Nationalism versus Aboriginality

So here we are NAIDOC Week for 2014 and the theme is: Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond in honour of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have fought in defence of country. I remember reading this when it was first announced and thinking to myself, really? I hope those frontier warriors, […]

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Jenny Munro confronts FreudensteinThe Block protesters maintain the rage

Courtesy of The National Indigenous Times Amid claims of assault and phony complaints to police the power of more than 200 grass roots Aboriginal people and their supporters has seen the scheduled final demolition on Redfern’s iconic Block by the Aboriginal Housing Company postponed. he Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC), under the control of Chief Executive […]

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