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Aboriginal voters decide NT election result

Aboriginal voters decide NT election result

Before the election I said Labor would win as it was not on the nose. I admit I had no idea of the ‘bush’ aboriginal vote and was talking about Darwin seats, where I was correct in that Labor held them. I now hear from Labor campaigners that they had been warning Chief Minister Henderson […]

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Frontier Wars, Class Wars, Imperialist Wars

Frontier Wars, Class Wars, Imperialist Wars

Frontier Wars, Class Wars, Imperialist Wars Talk by Humphrey McQueen at the Railway Club, Darwin, 17 July 2012. In paying acknowledgement to country I want to do more than mention custodianship and sovereignty. Too often those values are made to sound passive or legalistic. The reality is that across this continent and for more than […]

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Mourning

Mourning

Yolngu Nations Assembly and the Alyawaar Nation Should this Stronger Futures legislation pass through the Senate and become law, it will be a day of mourning for all Aboriginal peoples. This legislation will be the cause of great suffering in our hearts.(CW: Passed the Senate last night with Labor/Liberal together!) For those of us living […]

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More on disastrous NT Intervention

More on disastrous NT Intervention

NT intervention five years on: no dent in indigenous disadvantage by Professor Jon Altman and Dr Melinda Hinkson from the Australian National University On an unsealed road in central Australia one Saturday afternoon late last year, a police car flashes its lights and directs the driver of a non-descript sedan to pull over. The driver […]

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Gillard's NT Intervention-lite

Gillard’s NT Intervention-lite

ALP MPs argue that their intervention for aboriginal people is OK, but in the NT I often hear reports to the contrary such as this below. Walter Shaw ABC ‘Online Opinion’ 6th June 2012 ‘In Aboriginal affairs policy, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Today, our families shop for basic essentials […]

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Stand Up for the Burrup

Stand Up for the Burrup

CALLING ALL TRADE UNIONISTS, BROTHERS AND SISTERS This saturday 2nd June 4.30pm outside Parliament House Darwin. Bring cameras. Join us to Stand Up for the Burrup. WE RECALL the Pilbara Strike of 1946-49, when 200 Pilbara LawMen asked three leaders – Clancy McKenna, Don McLeod, and Dooley Bin Bin – to organise a strike and […]

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Oppose Intervention

Oppose Intervention

Many are opposed to PM Gillard extending the Intervention in the NT. http://standforfreedom.org.au/

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Tent embassy protest justified

Tent embassy protest justified

TV beat-up on justified protest. What is losing a shoe compared to losing a continent. http://wgwau.com/blog/2012/01/26/the-tent-embassy-debacle-from-a-protesters-pov/

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On Roxby

On Roxby

Rethink Roxby: Our Uranium fuelled Fukashima Adelaide Voices, Opinion by David Noonan, Independent Environment Campaigner. Australia uranium fuelled the Fukashima nuclear disaster yet our governments have just approved the world’s largest uranium project in BHP Billiton’s proposed new open pit mine at Roxby Downs. “We can confirm that Australian obligated nuclear material was at the […]

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