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Germany to Apologies for William Cooper snub 'The fact that Cooper and the Australian Aborigines' League stood up for Jews when they themselves were not even recognised as citizens in their own land is truly remarkable'. William Cooper’s grandson Uncle Boydie (left) delivering a copy of his grandfather’s protest letter following Kristallnacht to Dr. Felix Klein of the German government in 2017. THE German government will issue a historic apology on Sunday, 82 years since the day that Yorta Yorta [...]

INCREDIBLE MOMENT2021-01-01T19:02:38+10:00

INDIGENOUS BOARDING SCHOOL HELPS IN CLOSING THE GAP

Indigenous boarding schools help close the gap. But as NAIDOC week kicks off a study shows there are highs and lows. Ryli Johnson moved from her hometown near Moree in north-west New South Wales this year to come to Sydney. (ABC News: Isabella Higgins) Ryli Johnson faced a tough choice for a 16-year-old: her future or her family. And she's one of a growing number of Indigenous teenagers in this predicament. The teenager left behind her hometown near Moree in [...]

INDIGENOUS BOARDING SCHOOL HELPS IN CLOSING THE GAP2020-11-09T16:38:24+10:00

Ngaree Ah Kit ready to influence change as Australia’s first female Indigenous Speaker

Ngaree Ah Kit ready to influence change as Australia’s first female Indigenous Speaker Ngaree Ah Kit is the first female Indigenous Speaker in Australian history. Photo via Facebook. She’s the first female Indigenous Speaker in Australia, and Ngaree Ah Kit is refusing to allow toxicity to define her. “I don’t believe there’s room for nastiness in politics,” she said. “That’s my job every day: making sure I’ve got mutual respect and relationships with every member of [Northern Territory] Parliament.” Installed [...]

Ngaree Ah Kit ready to influence change as Australia’s first female Indigenous Speaker2020-10-31T13:02:45+10:00

‘White privileged sport’: Australian cricket confronts race issues

'White privileged sport': Australian cricket confronts race issues Cricket Australia has been told the game is seen as a "white privileged sport", as the governing body wrestles with how to recognise the Black Lives Matter movement. The comments were made by a young Indigenous activist, Tamika Sadler, in the latest episode of CA's panel series, Cricket Connecting Country, discussing systemic racism in Australian society and historic injustices in the sport. Jason Gillespie is a guest on the latest episode of [...]

‘White privileged sport’: Australian cricket confronts race issues2020-10-29T14:31:33+10:00

‘The Aboriginal Gulag’: The Northern Territory’s Criminal Legal System

‘The Aboriginal Gulag’: The Northern Territory’s Criminal Legal System John B. Lawrence SC Editor’s note: This article was sent to the Australian Lawyer’s Alliance’s publication Precedent in the hope of offering critique of NT legal professionals’ complicity with the disgraceful status quo of mass Aboriginal incarceration. Precedent proposed heavy edits to the article, including the very notable extraction most of the critical references to NT legal professional organisations. Such proposed censorship of dissenting voices shows a shocking lack of willingness [...]

‘The Aboriginal Gulag’: The Northern Territory’s Criminal Legal System2020-10-28T20:11:50+10:00

Here’s a date that Governor Phillip and Bennelong might call Australia Day

At the centenary conference of the National Party at Inverell last year, a motion was put calling  for the retention of Australia Day on January 26. It was carried. I had worked for two decades, on an off, for moderate and conservative Liberals, for one Nationals minister and the leader of the LNP in Queensland. And I was aghast. […]

Here’s a date that Governor Phillip and Bennelong might call Australia Day2020-05-13T19:05:01+10:00

Recollections Of Brewarrina Aboriginal ‘Mission’ In 1954

RECOLLECTIONS OF BREWARRINA ABORIGINAL ‘MISSION’ IN 1954 Dr Ruth A. Fink Latukefu Acknowledgments I want to pay my respects to the memory of everyone I knew at the Mission in 1954, many of whom have since passed away. Also to acknowledge the original owners of country in Brewarrina as well as all those families who were later sent there, often against their wishes. […]

Recollections Of Brewarrina Aboriginal ‘Mission’ In 19542020-05-11T12:35:07+10:00
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