Garma: In 2017, the struggle for Indigenous Australians

A commentator who tells it straight and fairly. Stan Grant is one of the rarest of commentators and broadcasters in that he tells it as it is and without malice, favouritism, ideological bias or innuendo. If you want to understand the current situation, history, and issues relating to the First Australians, look out for commentary by Stan Grant. You will rarely, if ever, find another who surpasses his intelligent, accurate…

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Only 58% of First Australians registered to vote.

Yes, Paul, we should not only be asking why – in many respects that’s probably only too obvious – what we need to be doing is working to change this. As long as we have non-aboriginal population that is prepared to vote for and support politicians and governments with neither compassion nor respect for human beings, this situation will continue. Sadly today we have a materialistic and consumerist culture that…

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Northern Territory intervention ‘fails on human rights’ and closing the gap

A few years ago I attended training in a Joanna Briggs Institute course teaching the appropriate steps in conducting a Systematic Reviw, i.e. an identification, collection and analysis of all research studies dealing with particular question or topic and the production of a summary of the current evidence on that topic. The course was designed around giving practical skills so participants actually used the processes of designing a systematic review…

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1788 – Invasion No. 1 – 2015 Invasion No. 2?

We, all Australian people, the First Australians and the last Australians and all of us in between who remain alive need to stand up against yet another abuse of the people from whom the British stole this land in 1788. Non Aboriginal Australians have not yet taken responsibility for the devastating effect that invasion had on the First Australians nor that, in so many ways, their ill-treatment and dispossession continues….

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Friend or foe of indigenous culture? Jessica Mauboy as Australia Day poster girl

Re-writing history is a common theme of the Menzies, Howard and Abbott governments. “Australia Day” is probably one of the greatest misnomers ever & the celebration a travesty of hypocrisy that serves only to entrench the conditioning of mainstream Australia to the fallacy of Terra Nullius and absurd and pernicious statements of the ignorant, epitomised by the pernicious message from our current Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, that there was nothing…

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