I had intended to do what I did after the first week of the Indigenous emergency, and put up a comprehensive links post, but time got away from me a little, and there is a lot less to link to now. To its credit in this instance, The Australian continues to report on what’s occurring in the NT, and to cover (some of) the debate. But for most news outlets, in the absence of a political angle, it’s just too difficult, and perhaps too depressing, to report on a daily basis on Indigenous problems and proposed solutions to them. That’s a great pity, as the government was right that these issues ought to be at the forefront of media and public attention, no matter what you think of their motivation. It’s good to see bloggers continuing to write on them – in particular Andrew Bartlett, lauredhel at Hoyden and Gary Sauer-Thompson at his various blogs. I’d be grateful if commenters wanted to publish any links here, and thanks to steve in comments on another post for a link to a very interesting Brisbane Times article on the basis for Noel Pearson’s own welfare experiments, a topic I’m pursuing, as I said last week, for an article I’m writing for New Matilda (which has also been exemplary in its coverage). In the meantime, I wanted to give people the heads up to the fact that Four Corners is discussing the Cape York experience tonight, and the space to discuss the programme, and anything else relevant about the ongoing issues.
Indigenous emergency… still an emergency
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