I recently discovered that the Australian Defence Force is pushing for Indigenous Australians to fight for the country overseas. Which I’m happy to do, provided you fight for us first.
As we’ve learned from the United Airlines fiasco, all parties concerned were just “doing their job”. This is what happens when training gets in the way of personal accountability.
There’s a pattern that seems to repeat in this country. Whenever a minority proudly stands for Australia, white Australians immediately bite back.
With our Indigenous prison rates now the highest in the world, it’s time we look directly at the problem and seek meaningful reform.
With Australia Day upon us once more, I suggest we change the meaning. From Invasion to reconciliation. A brand new day.
Fred Maynard might not be a household name, but as the man formed the first organisation to fight for Indigenous rights, he absolutely should be.
The moving sands of Bondi hold many stories; narratives set to be silenced by the pending Bondi Pavilion redevelopment – Cr Dominic Wy Kanak
In order to solve Indigenous issues, it’s time whitefellas stop forcing solutions and start listening to what’s needed – Jeremy Goff
Dr Matthew Beard explains the empowering social justice principles behind Malcolm Turnbull’s Closing the Gap announcement.
With today marking both Australia Day and Indian Republic Day, Chetna Prakash has bore witness to the differing hangovers of colonisation.
After Stan Grant’s speech went viral, The Ethics Centre have polled a series of notable Indigenous Australians to explain the reality of his words.
Andrew Wright flatly opposes the upcoming referendum to recognise Indigenous Peoples in the constitution, and feels he should have no place in it.
Traditional owners of our land set to join blockade of Shenhua Mine if approvals are met, writes new TBS contributor, Mick Daley.
Michael Burrill’s final Current Affairs Wrap highlights the US’ amnesia in the middle east, the UN study of migrants and the call for tighter gun control.
Mike Welsh calls for action from the AFL to solve the Adam Goodes saga, but he also has some thoughts on who’s to blame.
Rachel Reitsma delves into NAIDOC Week, a celebration of the custodians of our land, and a stark reminder of how much work is left to do. 5-12 July is NAIDOC week. A week solely dedicated to celebrating of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ history and culture. It is primarily celebrated by indigenous…
In this week’s #LongReads, Rich Jackson brings us Douglas Grant the Aboriginal Anzac, introduces some #SCIENCE in “Do genetics determine your life?” and PB gets app kooky with “the other side”…
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.
Michael Burrill’s #CurrentAffairsWrap sees our PM talking-but-not-walking from #libspill, Gillian Triggs’ report on minors in detention and more ignorant bliss from Senator Jacqui Lambie.
Michael Burrill is troubled by Australia Day – it may be a benign day of national celebration for many but the “Invasion Day” it represents for our indigenous fellow Aussies is not something we should be proud of…
In the middle of National Reconciliation Week 2014, July Ai wants us to continue on the road to full reconciliation, with one element removed…
“Does it really help to dwell on the past?” Rach Mason urges us to acknowledge more than our fallen Anzacs on Anzac Day