Tag: Indigenous affairs

Modern Slavery in Remote Australia?, by Jon Altman

The government's welfare reforms for Indigenous Australians look like slavery

Australia: What’s in a Name?, by Bruce Buchan

Treaty—cause for optimism and opportunity

Colonial Turbulence in the North, by Nicolas Rothwell

The hope to persuade and co-opt—the failure of the Intervention

A Smear on the Nation, by Joe Morrison

The stain of the Intervention on Indigenous–non-Indigenous relations.

NTER Took the Children Away, by Thalia Anthony

The Intervention’s role in state-based child abuse.

Aftermath, by Melinda Hinkson

In the aftermath of the Intervention there has been a profound shift in the terms of national attention to Indigenous affairs.

Noel Pearson’s Education Agenda, by Chris Sarra

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

‘Postcolonial Dilemmas of Indigenous Australia’

Event

July 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Institute of Postcolonial Studies, North Melbourne, 3051
Join in conversation with Gary Foley, Djon Mundine, Jon Altman, Phillip Batty, Melinda Hinkson and Libby Porter

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.’

Auditing Indigenous Poverty

Jon Altman

30 Jun 2016

A major challenge all political parties face is that Indigenous poverty is deeply embedded and structural and will take a long time, innovative policy and major investments to address. The diversity of Indigenous circumstances means that a diversity of approaches will be required, but the major parties are committed to mainstreaming or normalisation options. It is only the Greens that are serious about the recognition of difference and the need for approaches that emphasise social…

The Failure of ‘Recognition’ by Paul Muldoon

Indigenous ‘recognition’ or a lawful relation between peoples?

Practical Reconciliation and the Current Crisis in Indigenous Affairs

7 Jun 2016

What we are witnessing is the (re-)adoption of empty and often unwelcome symbolism as a cover for the failure of practical policies in Indigenous affairs. And this is a direct outcome of what was one of John Howard’s most significant interventions into Indigenous affairs: his bifurcation of the “symbolic” and “practical” aspects of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia, and the flow-on of this cleavage into Indigenous affairs policy-making more broadly.