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'Lab Rats' - Medical experiments on Aboriginal children in care

Medical experiaments on children in Australia

There is one group in society so powerless, that its voice has not been heard. The abuses its members experienced should make all of those arguing about rights, morality, power, and the separation of Church and State, in the debate on stem cell research, sit up and take notice. Its members are the victims of the lack of church and state separation in past medical experimentation in this country. They are the children who lived in child welfare institutions and were used as real life “lab rats” in the pursuit of medical breakthroughs. Read more about 'Lab Rats' - Medical experiments on Aboriginal children in care

Possibly the largest collection of First Nations Artifacts was destroyed in 1882 fire

An ethnographic exhibition of First Nations artifacts and items that had been stolen, traded or collected as trophies by the colonisers during the first 100 hundred years of the slaughter and displacements were displayed in a seven-month-long exhibition, which received over one million visitors.
 

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Why old theories on Indigenous counting just won’t go away

My Australian-educated friends tell me they were taught at school that all Aboriginal people only counted one, two, three, four and 'many' ... there is abundant evidence of complex Aboriginal number systems extending to high numbers.
 
So why do some people believe the generalised view that all Aboriginal people can't count beyond four when there is abundant evidence to the contrary?
 

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NT Election Candidate Banned From Selling In First Nations Communities

An independent candidate for the seat of Nhulunbuy in this weekend’s Northern Territory election has recently been banned by the Federal Court from selling products and services to Aboriginal communities after a complaint of misleading deceptive conduct by Australia’s consumer watchdog, a NIRS investigation has revealed. Read more about NT Election Candidate Banned From Selling In First Nations Communities

Town based Aboriginal reserves are in danger as land prices peak and mining investment slumps

Kennedy Hill Broome WA

The State Government is reviewing the viability of WA's 274 Aboriginal communities, with details of the process due to be released in July, so the future of WA's 35 town-based Aboriginal reserves is set to come under the spotlight, with some residents determined to stay while others accept an offer of new houses in town. Town-based reserves are Aboriginal communities that formed around townships around the middle of the 20th century, as Aboriginal families were displaced from their bush homes and moved off cattle stations. Read more about Town based Aboriginal reserves are in danger as land prices peak and mining investment slumps

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