Machteld Hali came to this country in the middle sixties and experienced the scale of our racism. Now, she’s doing something about it.
In 2018, our country stands at a strange point. Our children are promoting nuanced, adult discourse, whereas we’re relying on schoolyard fare to get our points across.
A refusal to stand for the anthem has braced Australia. In the interest of fairness, let’s take a look at the history of the national anthem, warts and all.
In Deep Time Dreaming, Billy Griffiths examines Australia’s coming-to-terms with its Indigenous past. Hyperbole aside, it is the most important analysis of who we were in a very long time.
Growing up adopted in a Jewish household, Deni Langman always felt different. One day she attempted to track down her scattered roots. This is her story.
According to Helen Eason of activist group GMAC, the stolen generation is not some unfortunate footnote in history, it is continuing in modern Australia.
Scott Morrison’s plan to spend $50 million to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook, it’s time we all reexamine who we’re deifying.
In a speech not widely covered, the maiden speech by One Nation’s Stephen Andrew proudly referenced both his ancient roots and retold the suffering they endured under the hand of the white man.
The division of opportunity between Aboriginal and white Australians is not a piece of history we can shake our heads at. But while it still exists, change is finally upon us.
The gap in health between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians is indeed a chasm, but the waiting room represents the first bricks in bridging it.
In the week that was, while America was busy revealing her worst, Australia honoured her absolute best. Chin-chin.
Oh, the week that was. The Trump Government decided to down tools, death threats were sent to an MP who wanted to change the date, and one Wallaby decided to drive to work.
Charlie Perkins is a name familiar to many, but his acts lesser so. In fact, the man literally spent his life attempting to push us ever closer to equality. A true icon.
2017 has been a meaningful year for the rights for Indigenous Australians. However, moving forward, I believe reconiliation means nothing. What we need is re-education.
The week that was involved two male vultures creating life, another in Washington DC risking all life and we gazed back at the Mabo decision, and our commonwealth since.
After this weekend’s momentous Uluru statement, I was eagerly waiting for the Government’s response. This morning, I got it from Shorten and Joyce. They don’t care about us.
I recently discovered that the Australian Defence Force is pushing for Indigenous Australians to fight for the country overseas. Which I’m happy to do, provided you fight for us first.
Despite our best intentions, the gap between the women’s movement in this country bridged by white privilege is fundamentally flawed. And we’re all guilty of it. Including myself.
As we’ve learned from the United Airlines fiasco, all parties concerned were just “doing their job”. This is what happens when training gets in the way of personal accountability.
There’s a pattern that seems to repeat in this country. Whenever a minority proudly stands for Australia, white Australians immediately bite back.
With our Indigenous prison rates now the highest in the world, it’s time we look directly at the problem and seek meaningful reform.
With Australia Day upon us once more, I suggest we change the meaning. From Invasion to reconciliation. A brand new day.