In high school, our teachers used ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and Missisippi Burning to sneer at America’s long standing problems with race, particularly in regards to its large African American population. But mere decades into Australia’s far smaller African experiment, the elitism, denial and finger- pointing is gone, in place of concerns for real problems… Continue reading African truancy on a par with Indigenous Australians
10 years has passed since then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s famous apology for the ‘Stolen Generations.’ While Rudd’s grounds for apology were dubious, and it remains unclear if Indigenous ‘Stolen Generations’ ever occurred, these areas have been previously covered here and here. Apart from anything else, Rudd’s apology was seen as the ultimate step towards… Continue reading A time for hard truths
Prediction: If the far- Left succeeds in canning Australia Day by establishing the very day European Australians arrived on this continent is offensive and racist, 1 of 2 things will happen. Australia Day may be moved to May 8 or some other trivial date, and rather than celebrations, the day will resemble an apology day… Continue reading What will happen if we change Australia Day?
A political opportunist to his core, Bill Shorten clearly understands the political reality of changing Australia Day. For now, Australians largely support keeping the date, and Shorten has responded accordingly. But there is enough reluctance in his recent comments, combined with a bizarre critique of Malcolm Turnbull, to conclude Shorten and Labor will support changing… Continue reading Bill Shorten shy on Oz Day support
A movement advocating for the formal recognition of Aboriginals in the Australian Constitution, otherwise known as ‘Recognise’, has gained significant momentum in recent years, with powerful interests including the AFL, the NRL, and Qantas championing its cause. Purportedly, notions of equality and civil rights motivate those who seek to have a specific segment of the Constitution… Continue reading The misleading pretenses for Constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians
While I don’t entirely agree with all of the solutions put forth, this writer is certainly on the right track. Liberty Works, by Anthony Dillion, May 2, 2017: Last week The Australian newspaper reported claims that a high proportion of Aboriginal children in some Cape York communities are not receiving the assistance they need to address intellectual… Continue reading 5 ways we can give Aboriginal disadvantage the boot
Liberty Works, by Jacinta Price, March 25, 2017: Mname is Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, I am an Alice Springs Town Councillor and campaigner against family violence. Recently I addressed the National Press Club along with Marcia Langton and Josephine Cashman about the silencing of Aboriginal women victims of violence and the realities of life in remote… Continue reading 18C is not protecting anybody