Indigenous

Aboriginal youth incarceration on the rise

Capitalism offers no solutions to Indigenous people A series of articles published in The Australian newspaper last month have put the issue of Aboriginal youth incarceration rates back on the political agenda. A number...

Mabo 20 years on

What has native title achieved? Last month marked the 20th Anniversary of the Mabo High Court ruling which resulted in the first native title recognition for Aboriginal people in Australia. In 1982 Eddie ‘Koiki’ Mabo led...

Aboriginal Tent Embassy anniversary

What has changed in 40 years? January 26 marked the 40th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra. The establishment of the Tent Embassy in 1972 represented an historic watershed in the Indigenous...

No more deaths in custody

Almost two years ago Mr Ward, an Aboriginal elder from the north of Western Australia (WA) was cooked to death while in custody of the WA police and prisoner transport company GSL (now G4S). As...

Full compensation for the Stolen Generations

Rudd's apology on behalf of previous Australian governments for the Stolen Generations after eleven and a half years of silence under the Howard government was an enormous symbolic action and just a symbolic action. The...

Successful rally on Smith Street

On a day of political turmoil for the Victorian Labor government yesterday over 400 people attended a rally on a cold winters night outside Safeway supermarket at Smith Street, Collingwood calling for State government...

Powderfinger silenced on deaths in custody

Brisbane band Powderfinger is known for its use of music for political protest. But a song about Aboriginal deaths in custody on the band's forthcoming album has faced legal threats from lawyers of former...

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