‘Same-sex victory has bigger lessons’

December 7, 2017

OPINION By Senator Pat Dodson* As a Yawuru man representing Australia in the Senate, I am often asked about my position on same-sex marriage. The truth is – I am a strong supporter of same-sex […]

Welfare card is a silver bullet that doesn’t fire

August 9, 2017

By Michelle Nelson-Cox* A card to tackle every imaginable social problem in vulnerable communities is a poorly regarded and ideologically-driven program destined to fail. Claims by outgoing WA Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan that the cashless […]

Did Australia fail Dr Yunupingu?

August 9, 2017

By Tess Lawrence* Dr Yunupingu was born blind and yet he could see through time and space and play pool with the planets. His odyssean songlines ached with beauty and haunting lamentations. They caressed the […]

Referendum is dead: long live the treaty

August 9, 2017

By Michael Mansell* Now that Malcolm Turnbull has killed any hope of a referendum for any Aboriginal ‘voice’ to Parliament, it is time for the Indigenous disciples of Constitutional recognition to turn their eyes to […]

Stop kicking this can down the road, says Gordon

July 27, 2017

By Sean Gordon The response of some politicians to the Referendum Council’s report and its recommendation for a constitutionally guaranteed Indigenous voice to parliament has been truly appalling. Yet I am not surprised. They are […]

The Australia Day debate; Us and Them

December 21, 2016

 I am confident that our young people will carry on the traditions of citizenship which have done so much to give Australia a proud history. So said Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, in an […]

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