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Tragic confrontation in the desert

I find Nicolas Rothwell’s bald assertion that the APY women are “ritually subservient to the men” – and therefore should bow to their will in such matters as the Ngintaka Tjukurpa – so powerfully denied by the Story itself.

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Ngintaka’s long road to Adelaide

The “mortal threat to traditional law and culture” to Aboriginal culture posed by the Ngintaka exhibition appears to have evaporated into the thin desert air.

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For shame, Nicolas Rothwell

Nicolas Rothwell shows extreme disrespect of Anangu governance by referring to the traditional owners of the Ngintaka songline who have led the project as ‘plausible-seeming desert leaders’. Who is he to judge their traditional knowledge or status?

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Alla Dignita Del Lavoro – day one in Palermo

It came to seem as if the mafia’s very purpose was to batter the organised working class in the countryside into submission.

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Vale Paddy ‘Cookie’ Japaljarri Stewart

If you have ever visited the art centre at Yuendumu, it’s likely that you met Cookie … you would have heard him laugh or grind his teeth as he concentrated on his work.

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“Learning to play the typewriter” – Andrew McMillan’s life of words and rock ‘n roll

“The best advice that I ever got was given by members of Status Quo “Whatever you do, don’t puncture your skin.” Snort it, drink it, smoke it, swallow it … but don’t ever stick a needle in.”

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Jessica Mauboy, Australia Day and taking the cheap shots

I am able to celebrate Australia day and embrace the stories of survival. I want to know the stories and share them with people as well. I have accepted that as a big part of my life, as a 24-year-old indigenous woman.

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Brisbane City Hall gets a Christmas makeover

Here is a sneak preview of what Brisvegans will be seeing for the next few weeks.

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Rosalie Kunoth-Monks on her ABC defamation win: “I feel an enormous sense of vindication and relief.”

Mrs Kunoth-Monks: “I feel an enormous sense of vindication and relief. I have always been about bringing people together and not pulling them apart. Having a national story that stated otherwise hurt me deeply.”

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The Church Without Christ – Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood and the ‘Sunday Assembly’

“Much of modern religion is a side show. The better your pitch, the more freakish your display, the more likely you are to get an audience.”

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