Tag: Aboriginal Australians

‘The Aboriginal Gulag’: The Northern Territory’s Criminal Legal System

It is no longer an overworked, under-resourced and at times chaotic legal system. It is now not fit for purpose and has become a depraved jailing machine consuming Aboriginal men, women and children at an ever-increasing rate.

What the victory of Territory Labor means for Aboriginal children and youth justice

This commitment to law and order in a society that has deep roots in discriminatory justice practices—overtly legitimated under the NT Intervention in 2007—signals another four years of the state’s punitive management of Aboriginal children.

Whatever It Takes: The politics of Indigenous vulnerability and extracted futures in northern Australia

Blink and you’ll miss the Northern Territory on national COVID-19 graphs. Almost 34,000 tests have been conducted here since March. All 34 positively diagnosed people, mostly returned travellers, have recovered. No community transmission, no deaths.

Destruction and erasure: Juukan Gorge and the contemporary settler-colonial imagination

Arena Online

Dan Tout

30 Jun 2020

…the post-1967 period, in which settlers have been no longer able to deny Indigenous existence, has been marked by the development of new strategies that seek to submerge, subsume, or to otherwise evade the implications of Indigenous sovereignties…

The Native Title Act supports mineral extraction and heritage destruction

As spatial coverage has expanded—unexpectedly, following socially just judicial decisions and evolving jurisprudence—governmental and corporate attempts to empty native title and land rights laws of content have rapidly escalated.

Postcard from the Field: COVID-19 in the Northern Territory

Since the increase in benefit payments, and since Centrelink has stopped breaching people for not meeting mutual-obligation requirements, we have experienced something like a 70-per-cent reduction in calls on our emergency relief funds at the Central Australian Youth Link-Up Service.

Noel Pearson’s Education Agenda, by Chris Sarra

Placing his programs in the ‘radical centre’ is a misnomer

An Australian Story: Moral ​Breakdown

6 Aug 2016

N’s voice was tense; he was scared. He kept apologising for imposing, his heavily accented English and my deafness an unfortunate combination. I had asked him to call me an hour later as I was on a deadline. He told me he couldn’t as he feared for his safety.

Reorienting the Postcolonial Symposium: Sunday 10 July to Wednesday 13 July at the Institute of Postcolonial Studies, Melbourne

Event

July 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am - July 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Institute of Postcolonial Studies, North Melbourne, 3051
‘A series of discussions with local and international speakers on ‘postcolonialism applied’: action-oriented and grounded in its practices—from the word to the world, from past to present, from exceptional moments to the everyday.’

Vale Patrick Wolfe

22 Feb 2016

Patrick Wolfe tragically passed away very prematurely on Thursday, we mourn his passing.

The Real Cost of Closing Remote Communities, by Brian F. Codding, Douglas W. Bird and Rebecca Bliege Bird

Doing the sums on the contribution made by traditional Aboriginal economies

Iraq and Our Democracy by Alison Caddick

If the non-response to the marches against the Iraq war in 2003 confirmed a disabling political cynicism in many people, today we witness the political fruits of two decades of aggression in the Middle East and its fallout.