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Topic: Aboriginal Territorians
Closing the Census Gap – why every white Territorian should register as “Indigenous”

Closing the Census Gap – why every white Territorian should register as “Indigenous”

Hopefully if enough Territory whitefellas change their identification on the census form it will eventually force the Commonwealth to provide funding based on socio-economic disadvantage and not on identity.

Will the proposed s116A prohibit or entrench racial discrimination in the Constitution?

Will the proposed s116A prohibit or entrench racial discrimination in the Constitution?

Darwin lawyer Matt Punch takes a close look at the proposed new section 116A of the Australian Constitution and reckons both the progressives and conservatives have got it wrong.

Vale Brian Manning – The Communist Party, Bedford 29-776 and “fucking hairy blowouts”

Vale Brian Manning – The Communist Party, Bedford 29-776 and “fucking hairy blowouts”

Aww, fucking blowouts. Blowouts are fucking hairy, getting pushed off the road almost into a bloody table drain by a bloody road-train. They were some hairy experiences you know. Fortunately I had a good bull-bar and good brakes and wasn’t travelling all that fast and those really, really terrible diversions whilst they were building the new road [the Buntine Highway.]

My unsung heroes – Marion Scrymgour’s NAIDOC speech

My unsung heroes – Marion Scrymgour’s NAIDOC speech

I am honoured to have been given this 2010 NAIDOC award. I remember like it was yesterday being in the audience at this event in 2007 when my former colleague Jack Ah Kit spoke after receiving the same award. It was only weeks after John Howard and Mal Brough had made their shock-and-awe Intervention announcement in 2007.