Mathew Mackie

The lesson white Australia needs to take from the Dastyari incident

The general response to Sam Dastyari being abused is one of shock and disbelief. What it actually represents, is a chance for us to do something we seldom do. Speak up.

 

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The ‘Yes’ voter: We might be on the right side of history, but we can be ignored in the present

I’ve voted, had my say, and made my voice heard. However we who vote Yes should not forget that we could easily be ignored, and all the pain and hurt would be for nothing. I hope I’m wrong.

We need to talk about our women’s movement and white privilege

Despite our best intentions, the gap between the women’s movement in this country bridged by white privilege is fundamentally flawed. And we’re all guilty of it. Including myself.

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The Australian condition: Brown Poppy Syndrome

There’s a pattern that seems to repeat in this country. Whenever a minority proudly stands for Australia, white Australians immediately bite back.

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