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June 2013

“What do these blacks want? An education? Send them back to the bush where they belong.”

Today, Yothu Yindi’s great songwriter, musician, educator and social justice campaigner is at rest. Mr Yunupingu rocked the boat on racist stereotypes as he called for equality, and through Treaty. Treaty is still denied. Why? The reasons are disappointing but in time the striving for equality may bring it on. On this day, as Mr […]

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More “angry” summers for Australia according to anthropogenic study

Climate change has never been questioned but human generated climate change has been questioned. It is being less questioned with the passing of time, but time is of the essence if some of the human activity generated climate change trends are to be either halted or in part reversed. Australia has recorded its hottest summer […]

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The downfall of Prime Minister Gillard began with broken promises about the Intervention

The downfall of Prime Minister Julia Gillard did not begin with her own toppling of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, instead it began with last year’s January 26 Lobby restaurant incident. Her credibility among Aboriginal peoples took a severe hit when the Office of the Prime Minister would not apologise for their obvious role in creating […]

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New fight in the Kimberley to protect Country

Western Australia’s Kimberley Elders fought off the Woodside joint venture partners from building a liquefied natural gas hub precinct on the Traditional lands of the Goolarabooloo and Jabirr Jabirr. But the Kimberley is being targeted for potential industrialisation by the State Government and by the oil and gas companies it seeks to draw royalties from. […]

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Josie Farrer slams WA Government for excluding Aboriginal peoples

Western Australia’s Government has been embarrassed by Kimberley MLA Kija woman Josie Farrer who pulled up a Government cultural diversity report which neglected to mention Aboriginal peoples, their languages and belief systems. “I was stunned when I read the report and there was no mention of Western Australia’s Aboriginal peoples. I asked around why this […]

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Western Australia undermines Closing the Health Gap

Indigenous Health Minister Warren Snowdon has not been able to commit all the States and Territories to the Closing the Gap initiatives. It was important for the Commonwealth to do so because with the prospect of the Federal Government’s demise electorally the Coalition is crafting new initiatives to manage Aboriginal Australia. The Coalition is bent […]

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Rudd wins 57-45

Earlier today The Stringer predicted a 56-46 win in the leadership spill between the former close colleagues and confidantes who led the Australian Labor Party to a historic win in 2007 – Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd defeated Prime Minister Julia Gillard 57-45. Prime Minister-elect Rudd has spent the last three years wearing his heart […]

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Rudd will become Prime Minister – 56:46

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will reclaim the Office of the Prime Minister from Prime Minister Julia Gillard within several hours. Bill Shorten will commit his support to Kevin Rudd arguably in the best interests of the Australian Labor Party. The Deputy Leadership will be fought out between Anthony Albanese and Simon Crean. A successful […]

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Red Cross speaks on the vulnerabilities and ordeals of Asylum Seekers

The Australian Red Cross on Tuesday launched its inaugural Vulnerability Report: Inside the process of seeking Asylum. The report provides insights into the day-to-day realities of one of the most vulnerable groups in Australia. The report is substantive having included interviews with 33 Asylum Seekers the Red Cross had supported in Victoria, WA and SA, […]

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South Africa’s tragic deaths in custody record skyrockets amid international silence

South Africa’s lack of justice protocols are tragically typified by a horrific deaths in custody rate unparalleled in the rest of the world. In 1997, only several years after the end of Apartheid South Africa, there were a tragic couple of hundred deaths in police custody. In 1994, there had been 74 deaths in custody. […]

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