Oh, the week that was. The Trump Government decided to down tools, death threats were sent to an MP who wanted to change the date, and one Wallaby decided to drive to work.
Charlie Perkins is a name familiar to many, but his acts lesser so. In fact, the man literally spent his life attempting to push us ever closer to equality. A true icon.
The week that was involved two male vultures creating life, another in Washington DC risking all life and we gazed back at the Mabo decision, and our commonwealth since.
TBS spoke with Filling the Gap, an amazing not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the dental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Michael Burrill’s current affairs wrap is all about “choices” – Jake Bilardi’s tragic choice of IS, PM Tony Abbott’s “lifestyle choice” for indigenous remote communities and, well, the PM’s appalling choices over asylum seeker policy.
For all the political grandstanding, Tanya Riches goes to the heart of “Closing the Gap” – that it is more about non-Indigenous than Indigenous Australians.
The intervention policy of the government and its effect on Australia’s indigenous peoples needs to be reconsidered carefully – something Rainer the Cabbie found out the hard way.