How The Gap Widened, And How To ‘Refresh’ The Policy Approach For Remote Indigenous Australia
Jon Altman |
31 March 2018
Every year a report card on the government’s performance in lifting Indigenous Australians out of poverty documents more and more failure, and a widening gap. Professor Jon Altman explains why.
I have been visiting Aboriginal communities in remote Australia for over 40 years. In the last decade, particularly since the NT Intervention, I have observed both the destruction of lifeways and the entrenchment of deepening poverty.
In many places people are making valiant and productive efforts to make a living, but against mounting odds. And in some sectors like in caring for country, caring for people and cultural industries there are glimpses of success and embryonic signs of what might be.
Liana MacDonald | 01 April 2018
Stories about racial injustice in state institutions are no great surprise if you’re Māori, because you have stories of your own — although maybe you don’t think these stories are of any value. In a society that doesn’t like talking about race and racism, this perception is unsurprising. In fact, these stories have great power because they speak of oppression and racial inequality, writes Liana MacDonald for e-Tangata
Nakari Thorpe | 30 November 2017
Malarndirri McCarthy has a had a whirlwind career. She began as a journalist, before entering politics in the Top End. Then she returned to her first love of story-telling, but now she's back as a politician but this time in the federal arena.
Tauto Sansbury | 31 March 2018
For the best part of my 40 years’ involvement with my community, with governments, with the political system, with service providers both Aboriginal and NGOs, there isn’t much I can write about that has been positive for the long term.
Diversity Council Australia | 31 March 2018
Indigenous Australians experience most discrimination in the workplace Thirty-eight per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian workers experienced discrimination or harassment over the past year, a survey by non-profit organisation Diversity Council Australia has found.
Bronwyn Lay | 30 September 2017
When I read this week that Tony Abbott and John Howard will hear no talk of a treaty with Aboriginal Australia, my first thought was 'Who listens to these blokes from ancient political history?'