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Aboriginal Specific News – Australia – Page 2

Ms Dhu and Mulrunji – little learned since John Pat

Miss Dhu’s death was confirmed at the Hedland Health Campus on August 4, 2014. A decade earlier, Mulrunji Doomadgee finished up dead on the concrete floor of the Palm Island police watch house, November 19, 2004. The paperwork in these cases piles, the public attention continues but without fail we remain shy of justice and […]

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High Court should settle Noongar native title dispute & not legislators with coal in mind

There is a historic opportunity unfolding for the High Court of Australia to improve the bargaining powers of native title claimants. It is nearly a quarter of a century since the Mabo 2 High Court ruling that dissed on the racist cruelty of ‘terra nullius’. In this 25th year since the historic Mabo decision it […]

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Failed ‘closing the gap’ the least of worries – hidden are more shocking crises

For some years the closing the gap targets masked the crises of half-lives and dirt-poor conditions that sadly trap a significant proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. In recent years the failures have been publicly acknowledged. Let us look at the report before delving into other measures that describe a harrowing catastrophic narrative of […]

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Prison to wellbeing to education and work – transforming lives

Non-Indigenous Australians are incarcerated at around 200 per 100,000 adults but Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander adults are incarcerated at 2,330 per 100,000 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander adults. It’s beyond any justification – it’s an abomination. However the narrative of human misery and suffering is worst in Western Australia where Aboriginal adults are incarcerated […]

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Why as a non-Aboriginal person do I relentlessly speak out to Black issues?

A generation comes and generation goes, and where there is human misery that narrative is often from the cradle to the grave. If we can do something to change such narratives in real time and we don’t then we have been complicit in the misery of others. Our days on this earth matter and should […]

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The oppressed are blameless

Australia is borne of sins – and the original sin was its sweeping, relentless brutality to the First Peoples of this continent. Australia’s original sin was borne of and cavalcaded by racism – people were murdered, hounded off their lands, cruelled in every imaginable brutal inhumanity, corralled and tormented. The oppression was relentless but the […]

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Australia’s Mason-Dixie Line – Black peoples should flee Western Australia and the Northern Territory

There may need to be a Great Migration of Black peoples out of Western Australia and the Northern Territory or some sort of revolution. Wherever there are significant Black population masses throughout Australia so too is there pronounced racism – flaring and rampant. White anger rages at Black identity. The more west and north we […]

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SONYA’S SORROW

On January 3 2017, with New Year hangovers barely abated, bailiffs from the local Sherriff’s office, accompanied by staff from the State Housing Authority, will drive as a funereal convoy to an old house situated on the fringes of a small country town called Pinjarra, an hour’s drive south of Perth, Western Australia. Their arrival […]

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Stolen Generations continue – cut ties with Governments – to sanction them

An Arrernte mother to a newborn recently reflected of her childhood, one where she was removed from her parents, aged 6, and instead raised in foster care and four years later until 19 years of age in the permanent care of a White couple. She has no issue with the White strangers who became her […]

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Yes, there is a second Stolen Generations – and it is worse

Some argue that there is no second Stolen Generation because there is no longer a prescribed policy that children should be removed on eugenic based reasoning. The argument today is that there is no longer an assimilate or perish agenda but go tell that to the thousands of families who have had their children removed […]

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