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Friday 24th of November 2017 (UTC)

July 2016

Don’t move

Two major news stories here in the U.S., both chilling, point out how readily U.S. authorities will murder people based on race and the slightest possibility of a threat to those in places of power. On July 5th Baton Rouge police killed Anton Sterling in a Louisiana parking lot.  Sterling was a 37-year-old Black father […]

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Categories General News
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Incarceration, Sexual Abuse and Suicide Risk

We now know that Aboriginal people in the Kimberley region of Western Australia complete suicide at 74 per 100,000, seven times the non-Indigenous rate. We also know that Indigenous incarceration rates in Western Australia are 18 times the non-Indigenous rates. Is there a link between these horrible statistics? The link goes back to colonisation and […]

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The narrative of victimhood is real

There is much contention as to whether the Australian context is home to narratives of victimhood. Many social commentators, borne of privilege, argue that the narrative of victimhood is inauthentic and that it is the product of political campaigns from the ‘left’. Many argue that narratives of victimhood cannot be possible within the Australian experience – […]

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Categories Human Rights
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Withdrawing Support Will Increase Dispossession In Aboriginal Communities, Not Resolve It

Just days after NAIDOC Week, Australia’s celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ culture, the WA Government announced that around 100 remote Aboriginal communities would not receive funding as part of its Resilient Families, Strong Communities: A roadmap for regional and remote Aboriginal communities proposal. It also detailed plans to develop ten communities into […]

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Yet another example of disability discrimination in Australian immigration

How many times can we do this? I have almost lost count of the times we have done this in the last few years but here we go again. Kai Tippett and his family migrated to Australia about 5 years ago. At that time his daughter Sienna was 10 months old. Several months later Kai […]

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When Michael met Mina – a review

I have to make a disclosure right at the very start of this review. I am an unabashed Randa Abdel Fattah fan. I have been ever since I read her book “Does my head look big in this?” That assessment of Randa was then confirmed when I read her “Ten things I hate about me” […]

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Categories Arts & Letters
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The suicide prevention space is immature and inauthentic

The suicide prevention space is still raw and immature. There is a lot of work to be achieved in understanding the extensiveness of the space and its multifactorial issues. There is quite a bit of ground to travel in order to unveil the various ways forward. It’s a space vulnerable to exploiters, carpetbaggers and snake […]

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Categories Featured Posts
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