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Essential documents from Aboriginal Australia: 4 – the 1998 Kalkaringi Statement

Essential documents from Aboriginal Australia: 4 – the 1998 Kalkaringi Statement

In addition to Aboriginal resistance, key reasons given for voting ‘No’ at the 1998 referendum included ... inadequate information and understanding about statehood, inadequate consultation, concerns about the Constitutional Convention process, a lack of trust in those responsible for the statehood processes of 1998, and antagonism towards the Chief Minister and politicians.

Essential documents from Aboriginal Australia: 1 – the 1963 Yirrkala Bark Petitions

Essential documents from Aboriginal Australia: 1 – the 1963 Yirrkala Bark Petitions

Bukudjulni gonga’yurri napurrunha Yirrkalalili yulnunha malanha Balamumu, Narrkala, Gapiny, Miliwurrwurr, nanapurru dhuwala mala, ga Djapu, Mangalili, Madarrpa, Magarrwanalmirri, Djambarrpuynu, Marrkulu, Gumaitj, Galpu, Dhaluangu, Wangurri, Warramirri, Naymil, Riritjingu malamanapanmirri djal dhunapa.

‘Thou shalt not kill’: Chris Hayes MP on the death penalty and extrajudicial killings

‘Thou shalt not kill’: Chris Hayes MP on the death penalty and extrajudicial killings

Both the Indonesian and Philippines presidents invoke populist rhetoric in the use of the death penalty, especially against drug related crime. They say it acts as a deterrent—an argument long debunked by most credible authorities and certainly not supported by any credible evidence. One only has to look at the United States to see that the threat of execution does not deter gun or other serious crime.

“That old maluka” – Warren Snowdon on the passing of a great man

“That old maluka” – Warren Snowdon on the passing of a great man

I have today received a message from the Gurindji: 'Very sad we lost that old man, but good because now people all over Australia will be reminded of his great legacy and the great thing he did with our leader, Mr Lingiari. That old maluka'—old man—'understood our important role in land rights. We will meet today to plan how we will mourn him.'

4 Corners, ORIC and the low-hanging regulatory fruit

4 Corners, ORIC and the low-hanging regulatory fruit

“The fucking cops are chasing me down the main street of Katherine with a summons. I can’t go to fucking Berrimah [jail]. I can’t read or write.”

The Yirrkala Church Panels, the title deeds for Yolngu clan estates

The Yirrkala Church Panels, the title deeds for Yolngu clan estates

This week's 2013 NAIDOC celebrations focus on the role of the 1963 Yirrkala bark petitions. Here we look at the equally significant history and importance of the Yirrkala Church Panels, also created in 1963.

Colin McDonald QC’s life in the law. Characters at the NT Bar and beyond…

Colin McDonald QC’s life in the law. Characters at the NT Bar and beyond…

This is the third and final part in Colin McDonald QC’s thoughts (and perhaps confessions…) on his life at the Bar. Here he talks about some of the characters and colleagues with whom he shared his professional life in the Northern Territory – in particular during his days at William Forster Chambers, the pre-eminent barristers […]