Sydney ad agency under fire over claims a job applicant told the company didn’t want “three brown skin people” attending meetings – SmartCompany

A Sydney-based advertising agency has come under fire after a job applicant claims she was told the agency would not employ her due to the company already employing two other “brown skin people”. Sri Lankan woman Surungi Emily Hohol took to Facebook to express her outrage over her interview at advertising agency Banjo, saying she Source: Sydney ad agency under fire over claims a job applicant told the company didn’t…

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‘Piccaninnies’ And Other Expendables: What We’ve Always Done To Black Kids In Australia – New Matilda

A special place is reserved in settler-colonialism for Aboriginal kids. To this day, writes Liz Conor. If Four Corners had screened CCTV footage of Dylan Voller, high on ice, bashing a teenager in a car park before his mates knocked him unconscious, it might’ve tempered widespread outrage at his abject victimisation in the NT DonMore Source: ‘Piccaninnies’ And Other Expendables: What We’ve Always Done To Black Kids In Australia –…

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The ‘tampon tax’ is not a marginal issue – it’s the force of structural sexism at work | Gabrielle Jackson | Opinion | The Guardian

In New York they have just repealed the tax on mentstrual products as a matter of social justice. This tax on being a woman is insulting to us all Source: The ‘tampon tax’ is not a marginal issue – it’s the force of structural sexism at work | Gabrielle Jackson | Opinion | The Guardian

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Hanson’s Rise A Double Insult For Australian Muslims – New Matilda

Those who have made a life in Australia are forced to watch atrocities against Muslims in their homelands, while simultaneously fending off the bigotry of the anti-Islam movement here, writes Sarah Ali. Australia faces a problem. The election has seen the return of Pauline Hanson, who used the fear surrounding international terrorism to oversimplify complexMore Source: Hanson’s Rise A Double Insult For Australian Muslims – New Matilda

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We have an Orwellian ‘shadow government’ and your liberty is at risk | Richard Ackland | Opinion | The Guardian

Some outrageous police-friendly legislation has just wormed its way through New South Wales parliament, and the prospect of some heavy-handed policing is real Source: We have an Orwellian ‘shadow government’ and your liberty is at risk | Richard Ackland | Opinion | The Guardian

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Movement Against Police Violence Condemns Violence Against Police

America has a violent history, a racist history, and a gun culture. All of these factors contribute to the current unhealthy climate of prejudice, hatred, discrimination and mindless violence. The police have many dedicated officers who are sincere in their belief that they are an asset to the community and that enforcing the law is a positive, even essential asset for a civilised society. The black community and the poor…

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