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August 2014

Stolen Generations – “Return Brendah to her grandmother”

When will Australians stand up and say “stop taking the children”? Australia is in a new grip of the Stolen Generations, and with numbers of children taken in tsunami-like proportions, worse than ever before. In recent weeks I have met a score of parents and grandparents who are fighting to have their children returned home, […]

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First physiotherapy clinic opens on Palm Island

Australia is suffering from a dire shortage of frontline physiotherapists in much needed locations, according to a report by the Australian Physiotherapy Association. As per usual the communities that go without are mostly First Nations. Independent groups are doing something about this. The Back In Motion Health Group, founded by physiotherapist Jason Smith, is trying […]

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Prime Minister or Village Idiot?

Australia was founded on bloodshed, and its historical identity and its origins-of-thinking include slavery (blackbirding), social engineering, apartheid, racism. To deny all of this is to keep Australians hostage to the various veils and layers of racism. Understanding the past is to free up the present and the future from being held hostage by lies. […]

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Surveillance of activists is about to get much, much worse

By Wil Wallace Courtesy of the online journal, Overland. The mountain of reporting on the Israeli invasion of Gaza and the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has buried discussion of new laws that Federal Attorney General Senator George Brandis is attempting to pass through parliament. The National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (2014) will produce […]

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Murrumu Walubara Yidindji, formerly Jeremy Geia renouces Australia

By Paul Daley First published in The Guardian Australia – Canberra press gallery journalist Jeremy Geia has walked away from his job, given up his passport and belongings and reverted to his tribal name, Murrumu Walubara Yidindji. Last April Jeremy Geia posted his driver’s licence to the chief minister of the Australian Capital Territory, where […]

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Forrest’s report misunderstands welfare and parity

The Forrest report – ‘Creating Parity’ – which pushes the line of ‘seismically’ changing the landscape for First Nations people contains more than just how to incentivise job creation for First Nations people. It describes the potential for a whole lot of social engineering in order to bring on ‘equality’ as Mr Forrest and his […]

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Murray family meet with Attorney-General

It is 33 years since what was the obvious killing of 21-year old Eddie Murray in a northern NSW police lockup and still there is a long way to go to even the flicker of justice. Last week, several of Eddie’s sisters and a couple of staunch supporters finally met with the NSW Attorney-General, Brad […]

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A Teacher in Kabul

Here in Kabul, one of my finest friends is Zekerullah, who has gone back to school in the 8th grade although he is an18-year old young man who has already had to learn far too many of life’s harsh lessons. Years ago and miles from here, when he was a child in the province of […]

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Unpaid fines destroy lives with jail time

Hundreds of Australians endure the ordeal of jail because of unpaid fines, their poverty a burden. Disproportionately First Nations people are incarcerated ‘to pay off’ their fines. According to the president of the Indigenous Social Justice Association, Ray Jackson this “draconian practice criminalises people and destroys families and futures.” Recently, ‘unpaid fines’ cost the life […]

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The Spaces In Between

Draw a circle, I said. It was in one of those classrooms where many people drew circles and talked about things like personal space and public and private behaviours and how to make a cup of tea. He dutifully drew a circle. Now draw another circle around it, I told him. He did, and I […]

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