Culture

"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."

Marcus Garvey

March 9, 2016

It’s Still in My Heart, This Is My Country: The Single Noongar Claim History

This book is a history of Noongar people; it is based on a history report that was tendered as expert evidence to the Federal Court in the litigation of the […]
March 9, 2016
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Rob Riley: An Aboriginal Leader’s Quest for Justice

  Rob Riley was a prominent Aboriginal campaigner; he was articulate in confronting political leaders and he was very shrewd with the media. Riley was at the forefront of many […]
May 11, 2015

Reducing Aboriginal Imprisonment Rates and the Common Good

The latest Productivity Commission report into Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage (released on 19 November 2014) contained both good and bad news. It’s a comprehensive document which is used by governments and […]
March 23, 2015
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We Are All Being Conned by Merchants of Doubt

This photograph has become an enduring image of business executives who place the interests and profits of their corporations above the public interest. It shows chief executives of leading tobacco companies […]
July 18, 2014

Wadjemup: Black Prison – White Playground (film review)

  Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) is a beautiful place that is also culturally and spiritually significant to Aboriginal people.  But it is also a site where gross harm took place and […]
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 […]

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Martin Luther King Jr