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Wednesday 15th of August 2018 (UTC)

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For the sake of a fairer society, Suresh Rajan joins Australian Republican movement

It’s been many a year since I reviewed my position in so far as an Australian republic is concerned. I know that from my arrival here 43 years ago I have always felt extremely uneasy about the fact that the ultimate arbiter of my government, status and future lay in the hands of someone who […]

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The Minister of Immigration might as well be the Minister for Discrimination

Over the last five or six years I have written extensively about the sheer discrimination that is present in our migration system here in Australia. That discrimination is not on the basis of race (that is another angle altogether – visions of White Australia policy come to mind) but the articles I have written go […]

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America – 123 suicides daily, 2461 people evicted daily, 6575 jailed daily

Many reckon they understand the accumulation of life stresses hurting those who live below or in close proximity to the poverty line. Poverty and suicide intersect. Poverty and incarceration intersect. Incarceration and homelessness intersect. The layers of stresses and the sense of wellbeing intersect. A pat on the shoulder is often not enough. Words alone […]

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Wheelchairs for Kids – improving the lot of others – 73 countries

Wheelchairs for Kids is one of those one in a million charities where everyone is a volunteer, where no one draws any form of remuneration. In its three decades since establishment, it has donated rough terrain children’s wheelchairs to 73 countries. More than 150 volunteers, the majority retirees, are rostered to manufacture the wheelchairs at […]

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Indigenous and Remote Health Conference

Seven million Australians live in rural and remote Australia. There are also 1,000 remote communities, the majority with few or no services. Australians living rural and remote have shorter lives, with more than half of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders in the remote not living past a half century of years. Remote living Australians have […]

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Syria, in a world of lies

There have been millions of casualties as a result of the catastrophes in Syria, with a half million dead, with millions of refugees, with collective human consciousness diminished and reduced to the aberrant. It is said that no lie lives forever but some do while the majority of lies outlive generations. The ability to discover […]

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Horrendous lies in under-reporting poverty and homelessness

There is an under-reporting of poverty and homelessness. The horrendous lie of our generation is the one that poverty is being reduced right around the world. In fact it is increasing but there are diabolical efforts to mask this. Poverty – relative and abject – is increasing in Australia and within a couple of decades […]

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No need for research to tell us Australia’s political and business leaders overwhelmingly Anglo-Celtic

Racism so deep, that it’s structural, institutional. In 1983, I wrote that despite an increasing number of overseas born culturally diverse Australians, that they and their Australian born children did not reflect in the demography of the nation’s parliaments and boardrooms. I have been writing about this for three and a half decades. More than […]

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National Forum on Child Protection

Nearly 60,000 Australian children have been removed by child protection authorities into “out-of-home-care”, with over 17,000 of the removed children comprised of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children. Australia’s child removal rates are among the world’s highest. From a racialised lens, Australia’s Aboriginal children are removed at the world’s highest rate. Australia’s worsening child removal […]

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Only 17 per cent of child protection funding spent on supporting families

The funding for child protection totals $4 billion and we have a predicament where state and territory governments spend only 17 per cent of it on family support services. Child protection and family services should focus on assisting vulnerable families as opposed to removing children. In early January I reunited a 14-year-old girl with her […]

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