Genocide is a difficult subject to read or talk about. It is even more difficult to write intelligently about it, but Professor Colin Tatz has managed remarkably well in his book, Australia’s Unthinkable Genocide (2017). R.G. (DICK) KIMBER reviews.
The Abbott Government's commitments to Indigenous Australians are getting children to school, adults into work, building safe communities and generate economic and social benefits from effective use of their land, writes NT Senator Nigel Scullion, Minister for Indigenous Affairs.
An apparent power struggle within the Central Land Council saw two prominent figures in Central Australian Aboriginal politics facing off in the Alice Springs Magistrates Court today. Maurie Ryan, chairman of the Land Council, applied for a personal violence order against Michael Liddle, who not so long ago was his deputy and who remains on the executive, representing Lhere Artepe. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
Estimated government expenditure in 2012 per head of population was $44,128 for Indigenous Australians, compared with $19,589 for other Australians, a ratio of 2.25 to 1, according to the Productivity Commission. Who or what will put an end to issues which Indigenous Affairs Minister, Northern Territory Senator Nigel Scullion (pictured), describes as having been intractable for far too long? ERWIN CHLANDA speaks with him, starting a discussion that will run through the summer in this newspaper. Be part of it!
The Aboriginal affairs battleground shows how far apart the two major parties are in the lead-up to the September 14 Federal elections, as Territory CLP Senator Nigel Scullion (at right) and Labor Member for Lingiari (at left) are slugging it out.