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Their blackboard is fertile red dirt

By JULIUS DENNIS The landscape surrounding Uncle’s Farm defines arid. Buffel grows in dense puffs. Dust follows cars in billowing clouds. To the untrained eye,...

The Caledon Bay murders: Frontier blood

By JOHN P McD SMITH In 1933 five Japanese trepangers had been killed by Aborigines in the Caledon Bay district of Arnhem Land after taking...

A troubling snapshot of disadvantage

 

 

There are massive gaps in the quality of health between the most disadvantaged areas of the Northern Territory and those in the nation generally. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Shooting, not selling feral camels

 

 

Philanthropist organisation's $2m spent on shooting camels on Aboriginal land while locals are clearly making no effort to turn the feral beasts into an income earning venture. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Cops at bottle shops: expensive bluff?

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How much does the Point of Sale Intervention – cops at bottleshops – rely on bluff? Is it working? Or is whatever gain it  produces offset by the harm done to our community by the racial profiling of which there is ample anecdotal evidence. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Employment breakthrough by local Coles

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An intensive and clever promotion last year by the Coles supermarket in Alice Springs created a critical mass in Aboriginal employment. And a follow-up this year resulted in the proportion of Indigenous personnel working there well exceeding that of the town's population. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Jenny Standley (right) helping Mary Bayly from Napperby Station load her bush order.

Black money

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Race will determine where the money will go following three NT Government decisions announced this week. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA. Pictured are Ministers Dale Wakefield (at left) and Ken Vowles (at right).

How much of our relationship with Aborigines is hypocrisy?

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Seeing settlements such as Finke or Hermannsburg, not to mention Alice Springs after dark, and then listening to the hymns of how Australia looks after its First Nation people, gives one some contradictory feelings, to say at least, writes tourist Jakub Baranski, from Warsaw, Poland. He is pictured with Renata Baranska at The Rock.

See extensive readers' commentary since Mr Baranski's letter was first published.

Coles Aboriginal employment promotion hits the spot

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43 people attend information sessions during the week after a lively promotion of careers for Aborigines last Saturday. Clontarf's Aloysius Hayes (pictured) gave a hand with the BBQ. Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.

Snooping bureaucrats, clinics for Aborigines only

Local woman who fought for freedom in Europe and Africa asks why do we still have apartheid in Australia.

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