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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.

“See that shiny thing?” Adventures in the language of politics and the politics of language in the Northern Territory

“See that shiny thing?” Adventures in the language of politics and the politics of language in the Northern Territory

Dickson and others are right to claim that our parliaments are killing Aboriginal languages, but they aren’t doing it by denying their occasional use by parliamentarians. The linguistic killing fields are not in the NT parliamentary precinct but in the dozens of small Territory townships where on every school-day kids walk out of their houses where English is spoken as a third, fourth or fifth language and up the road to spend the day in a mono-lingual classroom.

Turning the fire hose on Pilger’s dystopia

Turning the fire hose on Pilger’s dystopia

When we see dangerously naïve or misguided non-Aboriginal crusaders running around hurling emotional Molotov cocktails willy nilly into the flammable undergrowth of community perceptions and politics, I believe it is sometimes necessary to turn the fire prevention hoses onto them.

Intervention Sign Wars in the Tanami Desert…part 1,045

Intervention Sign Wars in the Tanami Desert…part 1,045

Pornography Drop-off Point. "This one is at the airstrip and is one of a pair. The other one is at the entrance to Yuendumu near the patronising “Look for People” sign. We inspect the bins daily. So far nothing has been placed in them. Anything we recover from the bins, we will incinerate."

How to really close the gap – the Shalom Gamarada scholarships

How to really close the gap – the Shalom Gamarada scholarships

The scholarship is the result of collaboration between Shalom College, a residential college at the University of NSW, and the Muru Marri Indigenous Health Unit, School of Public Health and Community Medicine at University of NSW. From one scholarship holder in 2005, we have 14 scholarship holders in 2010.