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Friday 28th of April 2017 (UTC)

October 2014

“Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.” – Cesar Chavez

Since 2007 the Scanlon Foundation in Melbourne has surveyed more than 24,000 people. The survey is undertaken in partnership with Monash University and the Australian Multicultural Foundation. It is the largest study of its kind. Importantly it monitors public attitudes on issues including Immigration, discrimination and belonging. Last week they released their latest findings. Some […]

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Hatchet job on Nova Peris?

Almost weekly I am forwarded emails and other forms of correspondence belonging to high profile individuals and to top-end bureaucrats. These emails show up deplorable racism, show up various discrimination, show up various nastiness and show up various arguable corruption. I delete them. I would never publish the conversations of others, because this is what […]

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BELONGING

Keep your head raised, look straight ahead. No awkward shuffling, walk with Pride. You belong YOU are US the First Nations Peoples of this country now called australia. Do not listen to the lying politician as he gives false hope spoken from a false tongue. They want you to believe they care. THEY DON’T. It […]

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Western Australia – 1 in 13 in jail, a bullshit state of affairs

Australia’s backwater, Western Australia continues to incarcerate First People at not only the nation’s highest rate but also among the world’s highest jailing rates.  Too few in our parliaments have stood up to say that they will do something about it. I have heard far too many of those born into privilege, who wield excessive […]

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Punishment makes things worse

CEO of Sisters Inside, Debbie Kilroy works with women inmates, pre-release and post-release. Ms Kilroy states that the fastest growing prison demographic is that of women and in particular of Aboriginal women. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women now account for 33 per cent of the national female prison population. “Indigenous women are now currently […]

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Nova Peris should be spokesperson for ‘Aboriginal Affairs’

White Australia still grips tightly its control over the nation’s agendas and cultural content despite a multicultural population that it continues to deride and where possible shun. The demography of this nation is not reflected in the parliaments and institutions of the nation. First People are under-represented, multicultural Australia is under-represented. White Australia – Anglo-Celtic-Saxon […]

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Leviticus 19:18

The full text of that verse is as follows: “Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbour as yourself”. This is generally seen as one of the most important teachings from the Bible as it goes to the heart of humanity and the need for people […]

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The fight to save rural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities

By Sarka Hill. From the late 1800’s to the 1970’s, Australia’s Federal and State and Territory Governments, together with church missionaries entered Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Australia, and began removing their children. They had no idea the damage and disastrous repercussions their actions would have on Australia’s First People, who not only […]

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England and Wales acknowledge prison suicides crisis but Australia silent

Last Thursday evening, a 31-year-old Noongar man suicided in Perth’s Casuarina Prison – while only three months out from parole. The 31-year-old man was serving a sentence for burglary. Questions are being raised as to how he managed to suicide when jails are meant to have removed all hanging points from their prison cells. The […]

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340 deaths in custody later, rallies around nation call for change

Ten rallies across the nation drew hundreds of protesters to call for excruciatingly long overdue changes in the name of the 22-year-old Yamatji woman who died needlessly in a Pilbara police watch-house lockup on August 4. Politicians from all sides joined the rallies – but will they ensure they bring on the changes? In the […]

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