Stephen Hall

July 7, 2014

Noongar (Koorah, Nitja, Boordahwan) (Past, Present, Future) Recognition Bill 2014 – the Background

The WA State government is working to resolve a settlement of the 2006 Noongar native title decision. This is said to include a $1 billion package of cash and land […]
July 4, 2014

Archie Roach’s song: ‘Took the Children Away’

When Archie Roach penned Took The Children Away, it became one of the most important songs in Australia’s contemporary history. This song tells of the forced separation of children from […]
July 3, 2014

Misunderstanding Forgiveness

Yesterday champion boxer Danny Green sparred on air with perennial radio jock, Bob Maumill, over comments Maumill had made on air about Rolf Harris. Maumill had suggested that maybe listeners […]
July 2, 2014

Are we building an entrenched underclass of poverty and disadvantage in Australia?

The tone of proposed welfare reform has already been set and tends to classify those Australians in need as an unwelcome burden.  We only need to consider how they were […]