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Money from Misery - Prison Corporates getting fat
Fueled by racist right-wing politicians and the economic interests of large corporations, the prison-industrial complex looks set to continue expanding.

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How many more suicides will it take?
Spates of Aboriginal youth suicides are proportionately the world's highest rates. Aboriginal youth is suiciding at the world's highest rates.

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West Papuans arrested for organising welcoming procession
Four West Papuans were arrested after sending a letter to the Biak police station informing them of a procession planned relating to Freedom Flotilla.

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Warren Mundine: The white sheep of the family?
Tony Abbott's new puppet, Warren Mundine, has surprised some, but not Gary Foley, who has watched him steadily tread a path to the Right for years.

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Nigel Scullion announced as Indigenous affairs minister
Many people in the NT will remember that Nigel Scullion was closely involved in the execution of the NT Intervention into Aboriginal community life in 2007.

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Broadband model restricts health assistance in remote regions
The new Governments broadband replacement model will leave our country cousins at the mercy of big business and dramatically effect health specialist assistance plans.

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Freedom Flotilla Image Gallery
An image gallery covering the voyage of Freedon Flotilla to West Papua - from Cairns to the secret hand over ceremony on West Papuan waters.

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West Papuans celebrate arrival of Flotilla - despite intimidation
Events took place in West Papua to celebrate the arrival of sacred water and fire, but in Marauke, a planned event was stymied by authorities.

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Pastoral workers seek compensation for years of unpaid labour
Aboriginal workers played a key role in establishing WA's pastoral and agricultural industries. But until the 1970s, they were no more than slaves.

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Flotilla claims success after secret meeting with West Papua leaders
While public attention was focused on the flagship yacht, a "clandestine" group of flotilla members met at a remote meeting place in far western Papua.

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Freedom Flotilla completes sacred mission in secret
While the Freedom Flotilla's flagship the Pog sailed towards West Papua a ceremony took take place in an undisclosed location off the south coast of Papua.

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Indonesia threatens to turn back Freedom Flotilla boat
Freedom Flotilla activists are waiting to hear directly from the Indonesian navy regarding assurances that force would not be used against them.

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Prime Minister for Indigenous Affairs? Hardly
No-one ever stopped to ask First Nations people if they actually wanted a "Prime Minister for Indigenous Affairs", and whether or not they wanted Abbott.

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Aboriginal Legal Service to be hit with funding cuts
ALS WA slammed proposed cuts by a Coalition Government and are outraged by the very late announcement of these likely cuts, two days out from the election

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Warren Mundine's new military intervention into Aboriginal Australia
"... Actually the military does have a place ... In the tsunami of Indonesia ... and I said the military has got to train for emergency services and war situations ...

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Military buildup in Flotilla's destination port confirmed
Freedom Flotilla set to sail on Monday morning's tide - a military buildup in the its destination port as been confirmed ... but activists are undeterred.

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Freedom Flotilla prepares for the last leg of the journey
Freedom Flotilla visited the Australian Customs Office on Thursday Island to explain their journey and ask them to pass on a safe passage request.

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Julie Bishop accused of inciting military action against Freedom Flotilla
Greens senator Richard Di Natale has accused shadow foreign minister Julie Bishop of inciting the Indonesian military to act against the Freedom Flotilla.

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Court ruling gives NSW police 'The right to silence'
The law against incriminating one's self against criminal or civil charges is very well known and should not be taken away by governments so easily.

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Men released but they still face treason charges
The four cultural leaders that were arrested in Sorong on Wednesday for raising the 'morning star' flag of West Papua, have been released but are to be charged with Treason.

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