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March 2014

Brown verse Western Australia – Native Title not extinguished

High profile and well known Noongars – Elders, community leaders and academics – are questioning the validity and the intentions of the Western Australian Government’s $1.3 billion Native Title offer after the High Court of Australia unanimously held that the grant of a mineral lease in the 1960s does not extinguish Native Title rights and […]

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The homeless that Premier Barnett and Government Departments refuse to see

Western Australia’s Premier Colin Barnett ordered the deplorable Kafkaesque act to demolish the Swan Valley Nyungah Community’s homes without any notice or courtesy to the former residents, many of whom are homeless. The demolishing occurred at the crack of dawn with a huge contingent of security and with the police at the ready. But to […]

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“You are the land of my dreams -The land of my forefathers”

Those are two of the lines of the English translation of the National Anthem of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2011 there were 2813 people in WA who were born in Bosnia Herzegovina. This is a New and Emerging community in WA with the vast majority (72%) having arrived here between 1991 and 2000, primarily as […]

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Wiluna Martu peoples against uranium mining

Elders have condemned a move by Toro Energy to expand their yet unrealised Wiluna mine plan into a much larger uranium precinct spanning 100km and which will destroy ecologically sensitive lake systems. Local Wiluna Elder Glen Cooke said everything must be done to prevent this mine which is intended as Western Australia’s first uranium mine […]

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Why My Ramadan Fast Is a Reminder to Not Be an Asshole

Last summer, my family and I travelled to post-revolution Libya to celebrate Ramadan. I expected, in my naiveté, an experience of Ramadan more authentic than the one I experienced routinely in the U.S.; I expected Ramadan to be more spiritually fulfilling in Libya than it was back home— somehow more satisfying. But I was disappointed […]

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The Names They Gave Me

i. “Your name is Tasbeeh. Don’t let them call you by anything else.” My mother speaks to me in Arabic; the command sounds more forceful in her mother tongue, a Libyan dialect that is all sharp edges and hard, guttural sounds. I am seven years old and it has never occurred to me to disobey […]

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The Right to Bigotry

*** WARNING *** This post contains disability and racial hate speech. This is Neil. Neil is a retard. Imbecile, dummy, stupid, idiot, subnormal, a mongol, defective, dimwitted, mentally defective, moronic, slow, shall we continue? Then there are the clever analogies – a couple of sandwiches short of a picnic, not playing with a full deck, […]

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Mandatory Sentencing

Mandatory sentencing negatively impacts First Peoples in ways and in rates of incarceration that prove that they are targeted – racialised. Nowhere is this more pronounced than in Western Australia where First Peoples adult males are incarcerated, from a racialised measure, at the world’s highest rate. With recent debates for more mandatory policies, penalties and […]

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Broome to rid shanty town but do nothing about nation’s worst homelessness

Horror figures reveal 1 in 10 people, largely First Peoples, including women and children, are forced to live rough right throughout the Kimberley. The tourist mecca, Broome, is skirted by shanty towns, but they are soon to be got rid of and the homeless forgotten to somewhere else – same old story. Same old racism. […]

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Marlon Noble, Rosie Anne Fulton – but what about the others?

We know of Marlon Noble and of Rosie Anne Fulton but what about the rest? According to Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes there may be more than 30 First Peoples with disabilities languishing in Western Australian and Northern Territory prisons. According to the First Peoples Disability Network, it could be as many as 50. […]

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