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February 2014

Mixed response to Premier Barnett’s draft Recognition Bill

Premier Barnett has launched a draft Bill to recognise Noongar People as the Traditional Owners of the Country that is southwest Western Australia and includes Perth. The Bill has the support of the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council but it has been slammed by Noongar Tent Embassy and other dissenters. Tears streamed among […]

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Why I prefer the term ‘black’

It’s not uncommon for people to ask me what term I prefer to use when describing my background from my father’s side of the family. In most instances, my answer is plainly and simply “Black”. In the past when I have stated this to non-Indigenous people, some have shifted uncomfortably. This is because they make […]

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Senator Scullion comes good on Machado-Joseph Disease

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion has responded to criticism of a funding cut to the Machado-Joseph Disease (MJD) Foundation by pledging to find alternative sources of funding for the aggressive neurodegenerative condition. Recent evidence has supported claims that the disease is much more widespread among Aboriginal communities than first thought. “MJD is a terrible […]

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Family evicted the day before Christmas

Western Australia has the highest eviction rate of First Nation families in the nation. In recent months, The Stringer has reported the sad plight of several families who have been evicted – one family with 13 children, another with 11, another with 9 children. In the last week, The Stringer has met with seven more […]

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Senior Law Boss, Walmadany campaigner Mr Roe has passed away

The formidable Walmadany (James Price Point) campaigner, Senior Law Boss, Mr Roe has died. Mr Roe leaves behind his partner, his two children, his mother, a matriarch of her people, Teresa Roe and his brother and fellow Walmadany campaigner Senior Law Boss Phillip Roe. The 47-year-old Goolaroobooloo legend died in Perth’s Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital […]

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End the homelessness, reopen Swan Valley Nyungah Community

All of Perth’s Swan Valley Nyungah Community residents were evicted from their homes on 20 acres of Country by an Act of Parliament in 2003 after then Premier Geoff Gallop rushed it through in response to the Sue Gordon Inquiry into various alleged child abuses in Western Australian Aboriginal communities. The Government was criticised for […]

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Elders come out in support of hard line while others remain opposed

In recent times the hard line approach of housing evictions, three-strikes rules, mandatory sentencing, propositions that welfare payments be banned to school ‘dropouts’ have been heavily criticised by rights advocates and community members. Advocates such as Marianne Mackay, Professor Len Collard, Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation’s Robert and Selena Eggington, Chair of the Narrunga Nation, Tauto Sansbury, […]

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Correspondence from Christmas Island

I have received numerous correspondence from people suffering in their plight and ordeals as Asylum Seekers on our shores and elsewhere we have cast them to. Horrific descriptions of various inhumanity and unwarranted hardships are described. From within the tumult of congested hardships and the scurry of hopelessness there are the spiral into situational trauma, […]

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John Pell slams SWALSC

Noongar Elder John Pell, a working party representative for the Busselton to Margaret River Noongar people to the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council (SWALSC) in their deliberations over the State’s $1.3 billion Native Title proposal said he believes most Noongars have lost faith in the negotiation process and that the SWALSC had failed […]

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NAIDOC Person of the Year calls for Healing Treaties

The current NAIDOC Person of the Year, Darryl Kickett is calling on the Indigenous Advisory Council and the Prime Minister to support Treaties underwritten by healing. Mr Kickett is calling on the Chair of the Indigenous Advisory Council, Warren Mundine and Prime Minister Tony Abbott to meet with a delegation of Nyungars who are ready […]

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