Tag: Indigenous affairs

Indigenous Australia and the 2016 Budget: The Great Australian Fiscal Silence

24 May 2016

In 1968 anthropologist Bill Stanner spoke of the Great Australian Silence in relation to the historical mistreatment of Indigenous peoples, a national myopia. The just announced 2016 Budget could be similarly termed ‘the Great Australian Fiscal Silence’, a fiscal myopia incommensurate with the level of need.

Essential Elements for a Treaty, by Alastair Nicholson

Constitutional change is key to a strong treaty with Indigenous Australians

Book Launch – ‘The Intervention: an Anthology’


September 24, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Arena Project Space, Fitzroy, VIC, 3065
'concerned Australians' together with Arena Magazine & Journal warmly invite you to the Melbourne book launch of 'The Intervention: an Anthology' : a historic anthology, bringing together Australia's finest Indigenous and non-Indigenous writers on an issue largely unknown to the public.

James Price Point: Victory or Loss?

The proposed—and seemingly doomed—gas hub at James Price Point has been a kind of Rorschach test, reflecting observers’ ideological leanings back to them. Accordingly, when in early April Woodside Petroleum announced it would shelve the project, this news was cast both in tragic and triumphant terms. For years the gas hub had been the epicentre […]

Treaty Talk 2002: Notes on Three Conferences

Tim Rowse