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Australia Day is a time for mourning, not celebration

The refusal to celebrate Australia Day is part of an ongoing fight for the recognition of the abuse of Indigenous people's rights. If we give up on protesting, we might soon no longer remember the past

Nakkiah Lui theguardian.com 26 January 2014 Read more about Australia Day is a time for mourning, not celebration

Minister wants to steer school curriculum away from the truth about Aboriginal history

Before the new curriculum has even been taught, Extreme right wing Minister Christopher Pyne, raises questions over teaching of Aboriginal history and wants a strong slant on the benefits of white colonisation.

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Grieving mother denied compensation as her son's killers declare bankruptcy

Five men from Alice Springs have used bankruptcy declarations to evade a court order to pay $180,000 compensation to a grieving indigenous mother over the death of her son. Trainee ranger Kwementyaye Ryder, 33, died after he was bashed and kicked in the head by a group of young white males on a drinking binge on July 25, 2009. He had a pre-existing aneurysm.

Andra Jackson Sydney Morning Herald 26 October 2013 Read more about Grieving mother denied compensation as her son's killers declare bankruptcy

Big Business prisons suing states if they don't stay full

Australia is closely following the USA in its private prison policies, and the mainstream media continues to fuel an effort to lock up more of its disadvantaged citizens, especially First Nations people. Already, we are aware of the pressures put on the police to meet charge targets for misdemeanors. Here is a glimpse at where we are heading.

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Warren Mundine: The white sheep of the family?

Dr Gary Foley Independent Australia 17 September, 2013

Tony Abbott's new puppet, Warren Mundine, has surprised some, but not Gary Foley, who has watched Mundine steadily tread a path to the Right for years.

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