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It is 2022 and stray animals get aircon while Indigenous prisoners cook in Australia's hottest jail
Sooner or later a prisoner is going to literally cook to death in Roebourne Regional Prison and there will be no one to blame bu...
Zak Kirkup 4 Nov 2022
Righteous brigade ignores Gina Rinehart's unwavering support for Indigenous communities and Australian sport
Throughout all the furore surrounding the withdrawal of Hancock Prospecting’s sponsorship from Netball Australia, the biggest qu...
Zak Kirkup 24 Oct 2022
While Voice campaign gains pace, critical questions about impact and Treaty remain unanswered
One week ago, the Prime Minister attended an Uluru Statement from the Heart summit in Marrickville, New South Wales. The spe...
Zak Kirkup 21 Oct 2022
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WA Government's procurement policy has turbocharged Aboriginal business development
Have you ever been unemployed? In March 2021 when I lost the state election, it was the first time in my life I didn’t have a jo...
Zak Kirkup 14 Oct 2022
Interest rate rises are hurting everyone, but Indigenous Australians feel it more than most
I’ve said before that I was wrong about Anthony Albanese. He’s stepped up time and again where I doubted his capacity. He...
Zak Kirkup 3 Oct 2022
Maroondah Hospital renaming fiasco exposes one of the Voice's key flaws

Before I jump into this, I just want to say I am a huge admirer of Queen Elizabeth II. Massive. Like have a-portrait-in-my-apartment level admiration. It seems though that...

Zak Kirkup Sep 30, 2022
Slander, vitriol against the late Queen Elizabeth is not the way to progress Indigenous rights

“I have a dream that one day... the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” These were the inim...

Zak Kirkup Sep 24, 2022
Things can be tough for Indigenous people. RUOK Day needs to start a conversation for change

In 2019 WA Coroner Ros Fogliani delivered the results of her inquest into the deaths of 13 children and young people in the Kimberley. The report is incredibly distressing to re...

Zak Kirkup Sep 8, 2022
'Flat-earther' Shaq's foray into Australian Voice debate risks derailing a dignified campaign for change

I love basketball as much as the next person, but I wouldn’t take an American NBA player seriously when it comes to constitutional reform, so why did the Prime Minister? Anthony...

Zak Kirkup Sep 2, 2022
Federal Government's jobs summit must shine spotlight on Indigenous employment

Next week the Federal Government will be hosting the Jobs and Skills Summit. Led by the Prime Minister and his Treasurer, the intent of the summit is in its name as Canberra bat...

Zak Kirkup Aug 26, 2022
WA's Aboriginal Cultural Centre could transform Perth. We must not squander this opportunity

If you’ve been to the Wheatbelt town of Northam in recent years, it’s inevitable you’ll be drawn to Bilya Koort Boodja. The BKB, as it’s affectionately known, is a groundbreakin...

Zak Kirkup Aug 16, 2022
Pauline Hanson's Voice ignorance just her latest shot at baiting radicalised voters

Aboriginal people used to kill and eat their babies and elders like livestock. Australia is at risk of being swamped by Asians. Islam is a disease that Australia needs to eradica...

Zak Kirkup Aug 14, 2022
Zak Kirkup: Why I was wrong about Anthony Albanese

I admit it: I was very wrong about Anthony Albanese. Prior to the election, I wrote in numerous articles having a crack at the bloke seeking to be our PM - but I’ve got to say,...

Zak Kirkup Aug 5, 2022
Outrage over Banksia Hill inmate move must lead to narrative change on child prison failures

No one cares about prisoners. Especially if they’re Aboriginal or young or both. It’s an immutable law in politics: so long as those who are inside prison (which are mainly I...

Zak Kirkup Jul 29, 2022
NAIDOC must be respected, not reduced to social media and afternoon tea tokenism

NAIDOC Week: A celebration of Indigenous culture and a reflection of the struggle the oldest continuous culture has had just to attain basic human rights. Like so much with our...

Zak Kirkup Jul 7, 2022
WA, QLD's feet-dragging on Stolen Generations compo casts shadow over entire country

Why is it that a survivor of the Stolen Generations in Victoria can access up to $100,000 in redress, yet in Western Australia a survivor still can’t get a cent? As we come to t...

Zak Kirkup Jun 30, 2022
This simple, inexpensive step could drastically reduce Aboriginal incarceration

What if the answer to reducing the Aboriginal incarceration rate was so small and simple that it seems almost too good to be true? That was the thought I had as I met with then...

Zak Kirkup Jun 24, 2022
As Indigenous voice IN parliament grows, is Voice TO Parliament really still needed?

Do we still need a Voice to Parliament? I’m not posing this question to be controversial or to stall progress on Indigenous participation, but I genuinely wonder whether or not it’...

Guest Author Jun 17, 2022
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