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There’s been considerable discussion of the case of the rape in Aurukun of a 10 year old girl on the Saturday Salon thread. While I agree with those who are arguing that the decision of the judge (and the submissions

Posted in culture, indigenous, politics, sociology

Why we need more words than sorry

Although there are some around the shop who don’t seem to think that having an election changed anything, including culture warriors who can’t decide whether they’re triumphing or courageously flying the flag of dissent, there’s a fundamental flaw at the

Posted in culture, indigenous, politics, sociology

I had a dream

I had a dream about Noel Pearson last night, the details of which I won’t go into, but it’s a bit of a weird thing and it’s never happened before to my knowledge. As regular LP readers will know, I’m

Posted in activism, health, indigenous, politics

Careful there voters! You can’t return the Boogieman like an unwanted Christmas present, you know! But Unca John can keep your economy safe…why won’t you trust me?

Now our Prime Minister is treating voters like heedless children who simply haven’t thought carefully enough about what change might mean. Mr Howard says there is always a risk with changing Government. And he warns voters flirting with the idea

Posted in environment, federal election '07, Howardia, indigenous, War

Tracking The Intervention: Discarding and devaluing Aboriginal work

Guest Post from Lauredhel Crossposted from Hoyden About Town. Jangari’s “Four Corners on the Intervention” pulls out a few key points from the other night’s Tracking The Intervention show.You can watch the show for yourself here at the ABC. Jangari

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Posted in elections, health, indigenous, politics

Indigenous emergency… still an emergency

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

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Posted in Authoritarianism, indigenous, media, politics, Poverty, Race, sociology

The Lancing of Howard

A guest post by Bernice Balconey Lancet Editorial Volume 369, Number 9570, 21 April 2007 Australia: the politics of fear and neglect Australian clinical and public-health research is an emblem of excellence across the Asia-Pacific region. That enviable position is

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Posted in Federal Elections, health, Howardia, indigenous, media, politics, science
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