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That ‘stuck in the past’ comment

January 20, 2018 - 11:20 -- Admin

By Cally Jetta If every blackfulla in this country received a dollar each time someone said to them ‘stop living in the past’ or ‘you get better treatment than other Australians and you still complain’ we would all be very wealthy people. That’s it in a nutshell. The two main attitudes and beliefs that fuel…

Will Sahul’s First Nations Recognise Australia?

January 19, 2018 - 17:45 -- Admin

Part One of a history of European occupation and rule of Indigenous Australia, by Dr George Venturini. Introduction: Head of will Sahul In the Pleistocene-era what are modern Australia, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste on a single continent: Sahul. Some 80,000 years ago, the water having receded, the Indigenous People began to arrive. After some…

Warring on Plastic: David Attenborough, Britain and Environmental Missions

January 19, 2018 - 08:45 -- Admin

Few documentaries have had quite this impact, so much so that it has ushered in the unfortunate combination of war and plastic, two terms that sit uneasily together, if at all. Tears were recorded; anxiety levels were propelled as Sir David Attenborough tore and tugged at heart strings in his production Blue Planet II. The…

If ever there was a time when we needed strong unions, it’s now

January 19, 2018 - 01:11 -- Admin

Michaelia Cash used to be called the Minister for Employment.  She is now known as the Minister for Jobs and Innovation.  Regardless of the sign on the door, she, and her Coalition colleagues, have been demonising unions and promoting businesses since they came into office. Perhaps they need to have a look at who the…

When one woman’s “bad sex” is another woman’s sexual assault

January 18, 2018 - 20:30 -- Admin

You may have read the story published recently by Babe, in which an anonymous woman, Grace, tells of an evening she spent with actor and comedian Aziz Ansari. The evening did not go well, with Grace leaving in tears after what she alleges was sexual assault. I recommend you read the article before proceeding with this…