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Sunday 5th of April 2020 (UTC)

Nicola Butler

Let me introduce you to Josephine Cashman

Let me introduce you to Josephine Cashman. Josie’s life has taken her on an incredible journey, from leaving home at the age of 14 to an amazing story that sees her co-creating societies based on mutual respect and social reinvestment. Gain some insight into what has compelled Josie to pull together human beings from all […]

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‘Serving My Country – An Indigenous Story’

After the success of the past Year 10 History projects, Kildare College decided to honour Aboriginal and Islander (including the Torres Strait) service men and women this year. Their trilogy book includes short stories that acknowledge our men and women who have served in Australia’s defence forces from WW2, Vietnam until today. Throughout this article […]

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Heather ‘Kemarre’ Shearer of the National Stolen Generations Alliance

Six weeks into her new role as National Project Officer, I caught up with Heather Shearer to talk about her involvement with the Stolen Generations movement and to find out more about her own personal journey and what she is hoping to achieve in her role. This is what she had to say as we […]

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National call to reduce high number of Aboriginal children removed

In an emotionally-charged few days, delegates attending the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care’s (SNAICC) Fifth National Conference held in Cairns this week – the biggest forum of its type ever held with over 1100+ delegates from right around the country in front of a strong international contingent including Associate Professor Cindy Blackstock, […]

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Adopting, or Stealing Children?

“We resolve, as a nation, to do all in our power to make sure these practices are never repeated. In facing future challenges, we will remember the lessons of family separation. Our focus will be on protecting the fundamental rights of children and on the importance of the child’s right to know and be cared […]

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The case against compulsory income management

Last July, compulsory income management was expanded into Playford in South Australia, five years after being introduced to the Northern Territory. Compulsory income management involves welfare recipients deemed “at-risk” by Centrelink or referred by Families SA having 50-70 percent of their payments quarantined, or “managed”. This is usually through the BasicsCard, which can only be […]

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Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

On Monday, November 12, 2012 Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the recommendation to the Governor-General for the establishment of a Royal Commission into institutionalised responses to instances and allegations of child sexual abuse in Australia stating “the allegations that have come to light recently about child sexual abuse have been heartbreaking… insidious, evil acts to […]

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Butler calls for National action on Lateral Love

Brian Butler posted on Lateral Love Australia the following message calling nationally for all Language Groups to sign on and commit to Lateral Love: “From the National whip around from my connections who keep me up to date on what’s happening in their communities, there seems to be an awful lot of lateral violence happening […]

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I agree with Campbell Newman

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman demanded that Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott put federal-state relations on the September election agenda, calling for a formal review and possible referendum to better define the powers and responsibilities of each level of government, last week criticising the overlapping roles of the commonwealth and states in education, health, workplace relations […]

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APY lands wasted funds

A recent article published by The Australian regarding the misappropriation of substantial government funding on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands is only the tip of the iceberg in regards to the demoralising, destructive conditions being experienced by the traditional owners, the Anangu. The APY Lands cover more than 10% of the South Australian land […]

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