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Topic: Valerie Napaljarri Martin
Kevin Rudd’s “clanging gong” rings hollow at the Ampilitawatja walk-off camp

Kevin Rudd’s “clanging gong” rings hollow at the Ampilitawatja walk-off camp

Two years ago Kevin Rudd, in what appears to have now faded into a largely symbolic apology to Aboriginal Australia, told the nation that: …symbolism is important but, unless the great symbolism of reconciliation is accompanied by an even greater substance, it is little more than a clanging gong. It is not sentiment that makes […]

Downtown Alice Springs, Saturday morning – the Prescribed Area People’s Alliance rally

Downtown Alice Springs, Saturday morning – the Prescribed Area People’s Alliance rally

I wandered downtown earlier today to catch up with some friends & countrymen at the Prescribed Area People's Alliance Rally outside the John Flynn Church in the middle of the Alice Springs Mall. The main theme of the Rally was to celebrate - in an ironic sense - the second anniversary of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's "Sorry" speech to the Australian Parliament.

Outback Stores takes a dump on confidential Centrelink data at Yuendumu

Outback Stores takes a dump on confidential Centrelink data at Yuendumu

The documents show the Centrelink account balances of many residents of Yuendumu whose welfare payments have been quarantined under the federal indigenous intervention.