On election night, Anthony Albanese – the new Prime Minister of the just elected Labor Government – began his victory speech with an acknowledgement of Country and a reiteration of his commitment to finally give the Australian people a chance to honour the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
You know the feeling you get when something is bleedingly obvious, staring you in the face and because no one else seems to recognise it, you begin to doubt what you see?
It may not quite compare to Marie Antoinette’s supposed words during the French Revolution to let the starving masses eat cake, but the indifference feels the same.
I’ve taken a bit of extra time to write these thoughts down… the outcome of the trial of Constable Zachary Rolfe for the killing of Kumanjayi Walker has been a heavy cloud hanging over the last two weeks.
SA politicians are you listening?
We need more Aboriginal Housing!
This International Women’s Day, and every day, we are celebrating the courage, leadership and expertise of First Nations women, and calling on politicians to listen and respond to our calls for action.
Change the Record
With 26 January once again upon us, do we celebrate the National Day or do we respect and commemorate Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the longest living culture, or can we do both?
What a strange couple of years it has been… we will be remembering the time of Covid-19 for many years ahead and it will become more and more evident how epoch-defining it is.
Things change so quickly during these strange times, it's hard to keep track, particularly as Sydney has started to come out of pandemic-induced hibernation after four months of lockdown and restrictions.
Incarceration Nation lifts the wool from Australia’s eyes. It provides the answers to the questions we often fall short of explaining, and most importantly it enables First Nations people and their voices to share first hand their experiences. It does so without the colonisers reinterpretation that serves to protect the integrity of Australia’s national identity.