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February 2013

Aboriginal peoples finally to be included in SA Constitution – but ‘no’ to Treaty

Last week the South Australian parliament moved one step closer to amending their Constitution to include Aboriginal peoples and recognise them as having occupied Australia prior to colonialism. Decades agao, South Australian Aboriginal peoples were the first in the nation to seek this recognition however the State has languished in getting there while other States, […]

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Goodbye Julia?

Polls have been used and misused to bring about leadership change in the Australian Labor Party and to redevelop and redefine the Government’s Caucus and Kitchen Cabinet. Once again Labor parliamentarians are calling for a change of leader and direction. Prime Minister Gillard appeared safe to some of the political pundits and apparatchiks after committing […]

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Categories General News, Politics
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Our Future is Renewable not Radioactive – a short history of the nuclear debate in Australia

Uranium mining in Australia became the focus of environmental protests during the 1980s and still attracts opposition today.  The anti uranium mining movement was driven into action because of the link between uranium and nuclear weapons, and because of the history of failed mines spreading radiation and acid mine drainage at mines like Rum Jungle, […]

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Categories Environment, General News
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Should Multiculturalism matter to our First People?

This is a question that is often pondered by advocates in the highly contested area of Multiculturalism as a public policy position. And it is a vexed question. In order to be able to glean some kind of answer to this question it is imperative that we examine the fundamentals of the policy position. For […]

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Categories General News, Human Rights
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One of Australia’s worst massacres – 150 Yaburara men, women and children slaughtered

For the first time in 145 years, black and white Australians have jointly organised the first national commemoration day of one of Australia’s largest massacres – the Flying Foam Massacre. The remembrance of the massacre nearly a century and a half later commenced at dawn on Sunday 17 February. It was not only remembered in […]

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Perpetual Grief

Reflections: 40 years on from the 1967 Referendum. In recognition of the pain, grief and trauma inflicted on the Aboriginal  Nations of Australia by the onset of colonisation by the British and all who followed. The mass destruction of the Aboriginal race by the colonisers who killed our people in order to occupy Aborigine’s country: the […]

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Categories General News, Human Rights
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Understanding Brian Butler & Lateral Love

By William Brian Butler, as told to Nicola Butler. William Brian Butler was born 13th September 1938 at the Bagot Detention Centre in Darwin, Northern Territory My mother Emily Anne was born Annie Lawrie and my grandmother Eliza Gordon was born Lady Wilson and are of the Aranda tribe and my grandfather Toby is of […]

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Categories Feature Articles, General News
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4 years on the Bellottis still wait for compensation and answers

Rex Bellotti Jr. – 15 years old at the time, was struck by a police vehicle on Lower King Road, Albany – it was shy of midnight as he was walking home from an Aboriginal Wake on March 6, 2009. Four years later his family are still waiting for answers and compensation – for help […]

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Housing and homelessness issues for Aboriginal and Islander Peoples living in South Australia

Housing and homelessness issues for Aboriginal and Islander Peoples[1] living in South Australia Shelter SA is the peak body for housing in South Australia funded through the State Government’s Housing Minister’s Advisory Fund.  Shelter SA is a member organisation and members consist of a diverse range of stakeholders including Government and non-government agencies, private industry […]

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98 bodies thrown into the sea – 32 asylum seekers rescued

The bodies of nearly 100 Burmese Asylum Seekers were reportedly thrown off a boat Indonesia-bound and likely headed to Australia. The high risk journey was fraught with tragedy as the boat engine broke down and limited supplies diminished. The starving shipmates threw their dead into the sea. There were only 32 survivors, all male, including one child. The […]

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