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Legalised slavery - another hidden reality in Australia's 'proud' history

Felicity Holt is almost 77 years old. She lives in Queensland and remembers the day she was taken away from her parents in Cherbourg. She was just 16 and hopeful of a future in nursing. 'I had enrolled in nursing at the Cherbourg Hospital because I love looking after people, and they came and took me and sent me to St Joseph's Convent in Dalby to work in the kitchen,' Mrs Holt said.

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New fight for Aboriginal stolen wages with petition to WA Parliament

Australia Day is a time for mourning, not celebration

The refusal to celebrate Australia Day is part of an ongoing fight for the recognition of the abuse of Indigenous people's rights. If we give up on protesting, we might soon no longer remember the past

Nakkiah Lui theguardian.com 26 January 2014 Read more about Australia Day is a time for mourning, not celebration

Why I won't celebrate the William Bugmy decision in 2013

Why I won't celebrate the William Bugmy decision in 2013

William Bugmy's win in the High Court in 2013 is significant, but it also highlights everything that's wrong with the way Aboriginal people are treated under the law, writes Sol Bellear.

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Written out of Australia's history books for wearing a human rights badge

The gold medallist, Tommie Smith and the bronze medallist John Carlos, Afro Americans caught up in the civil rights movement, asked Norman whether he believed in human rights and whether he believed in God. He answered yes to both questions. The Americans told him they would use the medal presentation to promote their cause, he told them, "I'll stand with you". On the way to the medal ceremony Norman asked the United States rower Paul Hoffman if he could wear the badge he was wearing, a badge that supported the Olympic Project for Human Rights. While Smith and Carlos gave the black power salute, Norman stood on the dais wearing the Olympic Project for Human Rights badge to publicly demonstrate his solidarity with their protest. Read more about Written out of Australia's history books for wearing a human rights badge

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