The management of Australians through welfare is nothing new. Today’s cashless card is merely the result of what was already tested on our indigenous population.
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.
The instances of suicide in First Nation communities is increasing with every passing year. But while the statistics are appalling, the human cost is far more than the headlines suggest.
The suicide of First Nation youth in this country is at a crisis point. But it is our lack of a meaningful response that should be loudly noted.
Kerri-Anne Kennerley made waves this week after her comments on aboriginal society. Lasting change, however, is far more complex than one inflammatory remark.