First Australians continue to be failed by government & community.

How long must it take? We immigrants and descendants of colonisers occupy a continent that belongs to the First Australians. We ought to be grateful. Instead, we have inflicted on them everything from prejudice to genocide. We have raped, enslaved, massacred, dispossessed, stolen their children, neglected, insulted and demeaned the First Australians for their very existence. John Howard might well dismiss my comment as a “black armband view of history”…

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As an Aboriginal teen I thought about killing myself every day

The teenage years are difficult and confused times for most of us. For children whose heritage and lifestyle does not match the mainstream social and cultural norms, that time must be even more difficult than most of us can imagine. Instead of producing a synthesis of indigenous and invader/immigrant cultural mores and traits and growing as a society to one of greater tolerance and understanding and in which compassion and…

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All Feminists Are Created Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others

I usually attempt to offer some comment on items that I re-post here. In this case I feel it would be presumptuous to do that – I am male and white. So, I will simply say that this speech is powerful, relevant and eloquent and, in my view, anyone that cares about Australia and its peoples, would do well to read it and reflect upon it. All Feminists Are Created…

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Peak Indigenous Body Acknowledges Resistance To Recognise Campaign

The First Australians still own this land. They have never ceded their occupation and ownership of the Australian continent to anyone. The land was occupied by the British in 1788 and what ensued was the subjugation of the First Australians, their forced dispossession, often inhuman treatment and discrimination. That discrimination has continued to the present day, in spite of the Referendum giving them the franchise, they remain essentially disenfranchised and,…

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