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.
It’s David versus Goliath in the fight for the Adani mine, with those against calling for a massive rethink in native land title.
In 2018, our country stands at a strange point. Our children are promoting nuanced, adult discourse, whereas we’re relying on schoolyard fare to get our points across.
In Deep Time Dreaming, Billy Griffiths examines Australia’s coming-to-terms with its Indigenous past. Hyperbole aside, it is the most important analysis of who we were in a very long time.
According to Helen Eason of activist group GMAC, the stolen generation is not some unfortunate footnote in history, it is continuing in modern Australia.
In a speech not widely covered, the maiden speech by One Nation’s Stephen Andrew proudly referenced both his ancient roots and retold the suffering they endured under the hand of the white man.
According to freely available data, it seems that the indigenous youth of this nation are being unfairly targeted by the NSW police.
Murrie Kemp is a man from a small community with a towering vision. One that will re-write what an indigenous community can be, both in the eyes of who live there and those who write the policy in Canberra.
While the discussion has solely swirled around whether we should still celebrate this nation on this day, the truth is that we have larger wrongs to right.
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.
After the decision to ban climbing Uluru got far more attention than the statement of the same name, I’m wondering if the ignorance shown is deliberate.
Management of indigenous Australians through welfare is nothing new. The cashless card merely the latest incarnation.
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.
After this weekend’s momentous Uluru statement, I was eagerly waiting for the Government’s response. This morning, I got it from Shorten and Joyce. They don’t care about us.
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.