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November 2013

Western Desert mob win Ethics award, putting governments to shame

Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaka Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation has taken out the inaugural national Ethical Enterprise Award which is Australia’s only ethical enterprise award for socially conscious business models. The Ethical Enterprise Award is presented by Australian Ethical who are passionate in supporting and celebrating ethical leadership, and conscious business and social innovation. Western Desert offers holistic renal dialysis care […]

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Friday’s poem: For Precision by Judith Wright

As always, when in doubt, weariness, and anxiety there is the poetry of Judith Wright. The poem For Precision was written in 1955, the year of my birth. For Precision Judith Wright Yet I go on from day to day, betraying the core of light, the depth of darkness- my speech inexact, the note not […]

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Forty uranium mines is the plan for Western Australia

Credible sources in the uranium sections of resource companies first told The Stringer, in February, of futurist uranium mining plans that are being deliberated by mining companies for Western Australia – which is rich in high grade uranium, and which is easily accessible in this infrastructure wealthy State. They described a burgeoning relationship with India, the […]

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Crime and Punishment

Investigating the concept of wickedness in contemporary society in relation to homicide, and the effects of sentencing on the identity of Indigenous Australians, are the focus of two new books by senior law researchers from the University of Technology, Sydney. With identity, dominant, hybrid and multiple, at the forefront of recent rulings before courts, such […]

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Family of 15 are being evicted from their home by Department of Housing

In Western Australia, the high drama of families being tossed on to the streets continues because of the controversial three-strikes-behaviour management policy –  another large family about to be evicted. Recently, a family of eleven were evicted from their home of more than five years. This time it is a family of fifteen. In both instances […]

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Police kicked boy in head to wake him

A Western Australian parliamentary committee heard reports of police maltreatment of Aboriginal people in custody. The Legislative Assembly Community Development and Justice committee slammed the lack of recommendations implemented from the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC), criticised various negligence and criticised the ageing infrastructure such as watch houses – the lockups. […]

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TEPCO risks removal of Fukushima fuel rods – Dangers of uncontrolled global nuclear radiation

Yoichi Shimatsu, former editor of the Japan Times Weekly in Tokyo writes that after repeated delays since the summer of 2011, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has launched a high-risk operation to empty the spent-fuel pool atop Reactor 4 at the Dai-ichi (No.1) Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. The urgency attached to this particular site, […]

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First Peoples groups criticise the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse

The absence of specific mention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, or acknowledgement of the traumatic history of the First Peoples’ involvement with institutions in the terms of reference of Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse have upset many. The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples alongside the National Stolen Generations […]

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Obscene wealth & grinding poverty side by side

How does one assess the progress of the human race on our planet? To do that objectively let us imagine what an alien would see as s/he observes our development as a species from outer space. S/he would be impressed by our scientific, technological and medical achievements, but would be very disappointed with our social […]

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Ewamian native title rights recognised

Today, the Federal Court of Australia recognised the Ewamian Peoples’ native title rights and various interests over its traditional lands in north Queensland in two consent determinations. Elders fought long and hard to get to today where the determinations  were handed down in Georgetown. Land within the vicinity of Georgetown, Forsyth, Einasleigh and Mt Surprise […]

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