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Topic: John Liddle
On “boys”, “little boys” and the politics of intra-racial discrimination in the Northern Territory

On “boys”, “little boys” and the politics of intra-racial discrimination in the Northern Territory

For mine, Anderson used "boys" and "little boys" as dog-whistles to the broader Aboriginal community in the NT to send a barely-encoded message that the pretenders to the Mills throne are no more than boys, uncircumcised (or sub-incised) grown men unworthy of consideration as men.

Stopping the Violence…and the traffic in Alice Springs

Stopping the Violence…and the traffic in Alice Springs

John Liddle: Like most Aboriginal males in Central Australia I am sick of going to funerals and seeing our courts, jails, health clinics and hospital filled with brothers and sisters who have been involved in family violence. It is time that Aboriginal males stood up both morally and culturally, taking positive action and a zero tolerance approach to stop the excessive violence in families, communities and towns, a crisis that is having a devastating effect on community members of all ages and genders, especially the children.