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Gerry Georgatos

West Australia is to Australia what once Alabama was to the United States – a mother of injustices

West Australia is the nation’s backwater. It is the mother of injustices, inequalities and the draconian. West Australia and the Northern Territory leave the have-nots that far behind, for many their lot appears irreparable. If there is a Mason-Dixon line in Australia it runs along the borders of the Northern Territory and Western Australia – […]

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Categories General News, Human Rights
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The oppressor would not be so strong, if not for accomplices from among the oppressed

Gerry Georgatos writes we should examine the oppressor, not the oppressed, otherwise all hope is lost. Oppression is not a phenomena of modernity but a deliberation through the human ages. We are born with inherent rights to live in ways that warm the soul, but human beings have devolved to ways birthrights and choices are […]

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Categories Human Rights
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The intergenerational criminality of the oppressor

I have often written of racism as an ‘original sin’ and of racism as ‘a tool for exploitation’ – here I write of the intergenerational criminality of the oppressor. The theorisation of race is the vehement behemoth borne not of ideology, but of the surrogate politics of exploitation. Racism is a tool for exploitation; for […]

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Categories Feature Articles, Human Rights
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Australia’s homeless – 3rd highest rate OECD and street homeless deaths increasing

There are many faces to homelessness. A 51-year-old woman walked into my Perth office. She has lived thirteen consecutive years street-homeless. Not long ago, she spent eighteen months sleeping her nights in the same park. She is weary, harrowed by neglect. For the most part, she has not wanted to be seen but sadly because […]

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Malawi – international aid, more spent on the helping hand than the help

Often beleaguered by international aid work I have lifelong been involved in; the increasing unmet needs, the mongrel injustices, I have argued the horrendous lie of our generation is that poverty is being reduced around the world. There are countries devastatingly poor, such as Malawi with a population of 19 million. When I first came […]

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I sobbed for the first time – a little boy suicides

I worked extensively in suicide prevention and in improving the wellbeing of people living below the poverty line. I reflect on a funeral I attended, of a 19-year-old lost to suicide. Our time on this earth is a short stretch. Everything comes to pass. Some of what we vainly chase or let stress us are […]

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Dickensian Australia – homeless orphans and 10 year old children jailed

The story you are about to read is not an outlier, not just some incidental tale, but thematic of a significant sliver of children and youth failed by state institutions, by governments, by muddled-minded politicians, policymakers and bureaucrats. It is a story of eight orphaned siblings. Many will find their story unimaginable in today’s Australia, […]

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“Behave like Whites” or it’s the highway

For the majority of people, racism is difficult to understand. Our world is one of diverse cultures, – polycultural narratives – but when we come to bordered nations, culturally diverse regions are devastated to the threadbare by a rapacious inherent bent for assimilation. Firstly, polyculturalism is a concept distinct from the “melting pot” of multiculturalism, […]

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Categories Human Rights
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Public housing’s poorest Australians and the suicide toll

Public rental homes – ‘social housing’ – surprisingly to many only account for 4 percent of Australia’s 9 1/2 million households. There are only 400,000 public rental homes nationwide. Within these homes, after the homeless, live the poorest Australians. Only the lowest income Australians are eligible to rent social housing – but at 25 percent […]

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Suicide, Australia’s leading cause of unnatural deaths — not a national priority

We’re at the end of 2019’s first quarter and tragically the Australian suicide toll stands at 750 thus far. Suicide is the leading cause of unnatural deaths, yet suicide prevention is not a national priority. The Australian suicide toll is: more than two and a half times the national road toll; more than 30 times […]

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