Assimilation & Oppression

Jail rate for First Nations children is soaring at an alarming rate

Aboriginal youth repeat offender

Figures show that the number of First Nations children being jailed is rising enormously, as the tide of social dysfunction in urban and regional centres has never been properly addressed.

More than 250 indigenous youth in northwestern New South Wales have been sentenced to juvenile prison terms during the past five years compared with only 12 non-Aboriginal children, The Australian newspaper reported.

Figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show the national rate of Aboriginal juvenile incarceration has risen to 31 times the non-indigenous rate and rising.

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The Freedom Fighters - Tunnerminnerwait, Maulboyheenner and Truganini

How the Murdoch press keeps Australia’s dirty secret: John Pilger

‘Nigger Hunt’ by Murdoch Media

Murdoch Media are targeting Aboriginal woman Tarneen Onus Williams in a modern day 'Nigger Hunt' because the Melbourne Rally she was involved in, and all of the other Rallies, are becoming a major threat to the continuation of the neo-colonial celebration on 26th January.

The targeting of Tarneen is a example of what John Pilger was talking about in this 2011 article - about how this mega media outlet has been targeting Aboriginal people. Read more about How the Murdoch press keeps Australia’s dirty secret: John Pilger

The Cashless Debit Card causes social and economic harm - so why trial it again?

A welfare card was recommended in a controversial review of Indigenous employment by WA mining magnate Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest

The federal government’s Cashless Debit Card trials in the East Kimberley and Ceduna were recently extended. In the space of a day, the government not only released the limited evaluation of the trial, but used this to justify its extension. The extension is puzzling given that the trial has led to further economic and social harm among people compulsorily included. Some communities argued that the card would be important to curb gender-based violence. However, there are reports that domestic violence has actually increased since the card was introduced and crime increased. Read more about The Cashless Debit Card causes social and economic harm - so why trial it again?

Petition about the formal proceedings of the Referendum Council

INVITE ONLY MEETINGS: Broome: 10-12 February 2017, Dubbo: 17-19 February 2017, Darwin: 22-24 February 2017, Perth: 3-5 March 2017, Sydney: 10-12 March 2017, Melbourne: 17-19 March 2017, Cairns: 24-26 March 2017, Ross River: 31 March - 2 April 2017, Adelaide: 7-9 April 2017, Brisbane: 21-23 April 2017, Torres Strait: 5-7 May 2017, Uluru - National Convention Read more about Petition about the formal proceedings of the Referendum Council

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