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August 2016

A little boy who hid under the bed – a survivor of the Stolen Generations

My childhood trauma is on the public record. I was not raised by my Aboriginal mother and for this I have suffered. Right throughout my life I have been victim to abuse. When I discuss, in detail, these abuses to my non-Aboriginal colleagues, to friends and to counsellors, many of them are taken aback, commenting […]

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The brutality of failed Australian penal estates

Governments lay claim to delivering policies on the basis of evidence and compelling data. How then do Australian governments explain the failed penal estate? The doubling of the prison population in less than two decades, the overcrowded prisons, the high re-offending rates, broken to ruined lives, the outrageous incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]

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Categories General News
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Western Australia and Northern Territory worst for the poorest and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

In comparing national data and measurable indicators in ranking which state and territory jurisdictions are overall ‘harshest’ on the poorest we find ironically that the nation’s two wealthiest jurisdictions, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, which enjoy among the world’s highest median incomes, are the nation’s harshest on the poorest, with the highest rates of […]

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Census Fail Makes Disabled Australians Grin A Bit

Like other disabled Australians, the #censusfail furore is making me grin. Over the past month, the nation has been immersed in the type of outrage only afforded to the privileged. Billboards encourage passersby to tell the government that they are atheist if they no longer subscribe to a religious belief. Impassioned expressions of outrage about […]

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Categories Politics
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Suicide of 15-year-old boy in Don Dale

At Don Dale juvenile detention centre a 15-year-old orphaned Aboriginal boy took his life only days after being locked up for $90 worth of ‘crimes’. How many Australians know about Johnny Warramarrba? Johnny’s mother died when he was a baby. His dad was killed in a car accident when he was eleven. When he committed […]

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Australia has signed but flaunts the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled Persons

The gloves have to come off at some stage. We need everyone in Australia to make this a priority issue for the new government. I have written about this so many times in the last few months that it is becoming repetitive. However until any government agrees to list this as a priority issue for […]

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Categories Human Rights
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