Assimilation & Oppression

Government's 'Biggest Loser' policy for remote First Nation childrens literacy

... it just will not deliver long-term gains

It seems like a bizarre kind of double-think that the government can abandon the Gonski funding model, which would have most helped disadvantaged students; cut $534 million in funding for Indigenous community health and education programs; and then turn around and claim that a sparkly new program will somehow "fix" First Nations literacy.

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Nothing New In Libs Welfare Reforms, Just Ask Black Australia

The Abbott Government's likely expansion of welfare reforms, including the quarantining of people's entitlements has been done before, just not to 'us'

- Chris Graham

Chris Graham New Matilda 1 July 2014 Read more about Nothing New In Libs Welfare Reforms, Just Ask Black Australia

We need to get past the myth that everything significant on this continent began in 1788'

We also need to educate all 'Australians', especially young people, that discriminatory remarks, however casual, however apparently light-hearted, however off the cuff, have implications for other people's health.

Croakey post by Melissa Sweet, 30 June 2014 Read more about We need to get past the myth that everything significant on this continent began in 1788'

Rosalie Kunoth-Monks leads the way on culture and sovereignty and we must follow


Rosalie Kunoth-Monks asserting her position with former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser listening. (Image NT News)

Kerry Blackman - June 2014 Read more about Rosalie Kunoth-Monks leads the way on culture and sovereignty and we must follow

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