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Wednesday 20th of June 2018 (UTC)

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Shame job Australia – “They came through the gate with my boy’s body more than six hours later”

“They took my boy’s body away. I wanted to go with my son. They left us behind. They didn’t care to listen.” “They just looked at us. They flew off, right in our faces.” “They left us behind.” “They just left us,” said mother, Gwen Sturt. Through the night, with torrid rains pelting the roof […]

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A nation shamed when the solution for its children is homelessness

It is not often I am brought to tears but this morning I was bereft as I left behind a beautiful family of five who have been homeless for 9 months. They have been living in a single tent in bush on the northern outskirts of Perth. Four beautiful girls are homeless but in their […]

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“It is racism killing our people – suicides born of racism”

The Commonwealth Government has no choice but to prioritise above all else the suicide crisis shaming this nation. If it is not abated, the maddening crisis is the starkest portrayal of a racist nation. There are no excuses to hide behind, no justifications, other than heartlessness. Today, I bring to you the story of another […]

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Kimberley suicide rate, one of the world’s highest – Yiriman is the way to go

I pay my respects to the Traditional Custodians and acknowledge Elders past, present and future across the lands in which I work and live. “We are now picking up the pieces of our loves ones.” “How many suicides, how many more deaths will it take to open our eyes, and open our ears to the […]

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My Country – but look how I am forced to live

One Mile Community reminds me of South Africa’s town camps, where people were, and many still are, corralled in acute poverty. The apartheid-like, third-world-akin One Mile Community is only one mile from the town centre of Broome. The contrast between this shanty town and the predominance of tourist mecca Broome is disturbing. There is no […]

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National Indigenous Times journalists win awards highlighting the big issues – ‘injustice’, ‘ways forward’, ‘unity’

The 2014 Multicultural and Indigenous Media Awards (MIMA) were held on September 10 at NSW Parliament’s Strangers Function Centre. The National Indigenous Times’ three lead correspondents, Dr Woolombi (Marcus) Waters, Geoff Bagnall and Gerry Georgatos were recipients of awards on the night. There were six categories including a Journalist of the Year, which was won […]

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What will it take to end Aboriginal disadvantage, the inequalities and the various crises?

The Fred Hollows Foundation’s CEO, Brian Doolan said, “There are no excuses for Australia to be the only developed country in the world where people still suffer from trachoma, where Indigenous men in areas such as the east Katherine region have an average life expectancy of 46 years, where babies are dying at a rate […]

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An interview with Lex Wotton – social justice warrior

Lex Wotton did time in jail, Craig Hurley got away with what he did. Mr Wotton “sought to correct a wrong” by expressing his outrage. Mr Hurley killed a man, beating him to his death in a police cell. Where is the justice? Mr Wotton will continue to chase down the justice. In late 2008, […]

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What sort of Australia is this? Seven homeless children in an asbestos slum

Last week, we brought to you the sad story of six school age children homeless on the outskirts of affluent Perth. This week, we bring another sad story of seven homeless children, the youngest 14 months old, living homeless once again on the outskirts of affluent Perth, and in their desperation finding shelter in a […]

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Six homeless children fighting for a better tomorrow

The remote is an idea romanced by Governments when it comes to tourism but when remote communities ask for quality schools, utilities and services, Governments cold shoulder them. Families who want their children to someday have an equal footing to other children are leaving remote communities for the towns and cities, but they are paying […]

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