Thinking of wrecking a wheelie bin, teaching someone judo, or taking part in a student protest? If you want to keep your citizenship you might need to think again, writes Max Chalmers. The government’s proposed citizenship stripping laws are about a lot more thank taking citizenship off people who try … Continue reading
Declaring mining agreements a success in Aboriginal communities after reviewing less than two percent of agreements seems a stretch, writes Dave Sweeney. Earlier this month mining executives mingled with politicians in federal Parliament’s Mural Hall as Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion launched a new publication from the Minerals Council of … Continue reading
The National Broadband Network (NBN) isn’t going quite according to promise or plan, which might be because the current government aren’t nation builders, writes Shadow Communications Minister Jason Clare.On the day former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam died – nearly a year ago – I did an interview on the Today … Continue reading
When Chris Graham wrote an article about the dangers of passive welfare and the need for a compassionate approach to Aboriginal poverty, he was attacked by Marcia Langton. The left-right divide on Indigenous affairs is not helping anyone Recently, I wrote a column for Tracker magazine entitled “Gawad Kalinga: The … Continue reading
A new report has called on government to intervene to equip young people with the skills needed in Australia’s changing jobs market or face deepening inequality. Thom Mitchell reports. The staggering rise in Australian inequality is linked to the automation, globalisation, and fragmentation of the traditional jobs market, and with … Continue reading
The Abbott government pushed for Washington to request that Australia expand its air strikes against the Islamic State terror group from Iraq to its more dangerous neighbour Syria, Fairfax Media has learnt.
Tony Abbott’s nostalgic claims about Aboriginal people in the ‘real economy’ overlook inconvenient historic truths, writes Amanda Porter and Paddy Gibson.Speaking recently on the eve of his annual tour of remote Indigenous communities, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said: “We all know back in the 60s Aboriginal people didn’t have much … Continue reading
One woman lies catatonic in hospital after being raped and beaten. Another was raped and immolated. This is the world awaiting refugees released from detention on Nauru. Supplied Nazanin, an asylum seeker who was raped and beaten on Nauru. They say God never gives you anything you can’t handle, but … Continue reading
Ice is the worst drug scourge Australia has faced. It is far more potent, far more dangerous, and far more addictive than any other illegal drug. – Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Liberal Party of Australia email to subscribers, August 13, 2015.
As most people know, laws came into effect on 1 July this year making it a crime for an ‘entrusted person’ – such as a doctor – to talk to the press about what’s going on in detention centres like Nauru or Manus Island, with a threat of two years … Continue reading