Colonisers of Australia were often out of their depth. Sometimes they needed rescuing from themselves, or during natural disasters. And First Peoples were often their rescuers. These heroic stories rarely feature in the dominant narratives, but they should.
There’s nothing short about Black Coffee!
It’s clear that the FFA is not serious about nourishing Aboriginal soccer talent. The other codes do it because, as much as anything else, it is good for business to have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent on display week-in, week out.
The AEC has announced the Federal Seat of Batman will now be known as the Federal Seat of Cooper.
There was a time when I woke up there was four church women sitting beside my bed who were watching me and praying over me whilst I slept…
The number of Indigenous businesses is growing by about 23% per year – which is almost four times higher growth than businesses owned by non-Indigenous Australians.
I recently had the pleasure of sitting on Country with Major Sumner, the Greens’ candidate for Mayo, talking history, the environment, community, young people, and hopes for the future.
There’s still a long way to go. To date, Victoria is the only state to formally introduce a Bill that details a process towards a treaty.
We cannot deny the fact that First Nations Peoples in this continent had our lands taken from us without negotiation, without purchase, without consent; and without any treaty, unlike other Commonwealth nations. This dispossession was cloaked in the insidious myth of terra nullius.