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April 2013

Rental Crisis deepens says Anglicare

Welfare agency Anglicare has hit home with another survey saying that the housing and rental crises are at their worst yet. Doing something about housing affordability has been neglected by every Government jurisdiction in this country. Proportion to population, less Australians than ever before own a home – Where nearly 70 per cent of Australians […]

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Categories Breaking News
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It must be true – I read it on the ‘Net!

How often have we heard that expression? Probably more so if we are the parents of children born in the Internet or Cyberspace age! But what does this have to do with racism and vilification? Quite a lot, it would seem. In recent years I have been involved with a number of cases of what […]

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Categories Human Rights
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John Pilger on Margaret Thatcher – “he reminds us there has been a coup in Britain”

John Pilger is one of the world’s most prominent journalists, an author, a filmmaker with a litany of documentaries and someone whose fortitude has made a difference to the public record and the public interest. “It is not enough for journalists to see themselves as mere messengers without understanding the hidden agendas of the message […]

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WA Governor states that he was misinterpreted

The Governor of Western Australia, Malcolm McCusker said he was disappointed by a misinterpretation of various statements within his recent speech to the opening of State Parliament following the March 9 election. He was upset because he felt his long association with Aboriginal Australia was being diminished when in fact he has been an ardent […]

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Dumbartung convenes Suicide Crisis Summit

Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation is leading the way in trying to have something done at long last about reducing the high rates of Aboriginal youth suicide. Governments have effectively neglected the crisis while the youth suicide rates climb. Dumbartung will convene a Suicide Crisis Summit on May 21. Robert and Selina Eggington are the directors of […]

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Woodside & Government will not pay $1.5 billion

Woodside Petroleum stated the obvious in that it will not be making any payments, ex-gratia or otherwise to Jabirr Jabirr and Goolarabooloo Traditional Owners and to their communities for signing up to the $1.5 billion benefits package. As far as they are concerned the deal has fallen through and the land use agreement had been […]

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Sisters Inside – Debbie Kilroy on women in prison

Indigenous women are currently the most over-represented population in both Queensland and Australian prisons.  In 2010 approximately 30% of all incarcerated women in Australia were Indigenous, while 24% of all incarcerated men were Indigenous (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2010a).  Based on this data, a conservative estimate indicates that Indigenous women are 16 times more likely […]

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Asbestos homes are no bargain

Realtors have been reported widely as tipping a property price rise in the South West where they reckon affordable prices have leveraged a buying frenzy. Perth property prices continue sky-high and median rents have passed $520 per week and this has sent many more prospective first home owners and investors South West bound. Every so […]

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Costing Us The Earth

What is the fate of this planet while at the hands of ever increasing human activity? For many the battle to deny radical climate change is nearing an end but the battle to do something about it has barely begun. Glaciers are vanishing, the Greenland Ice Shield is melting, and the forests are being stripped […]

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Vatican seal on Aboriginal ownership of Clontarf

Perth’s historical Clontarf has just been put into exclusive Aboriginal ownership following a $26 million gift from the Christian Brothers. For the deal to go through the Vatican’s Papacy had to seal it all with their approval, which they gave. Clontarf Aboriginal College stands on land that was owned by the Christian Brothers, but for […]

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