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Report Reveals Removal Of Aboriginal Children At Crisis Point And Rising

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By Amy McQuire Keywords: Child Removal stolen generations child protection aboriginal closing the gap The Productivity Commission has claimed some progress in Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage, but the report also includes harrowing figures on Aboriginal ‘child protection’. Amy McQuire reports. The … Continue reading

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Does the Left have community?

One rally was organised by BrisCan during G20 … the rally was shambolic … it was organised around a theme of ‘issue politics’ (environment, civil liberties, refugee rights, austerity etc). While organising forums around these themes is laudable they are … Continue reading

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Bowraville 3 report

on thursday 13 november, 2014 some 30 to 40 members of the bowraville 3 families attended nsw parliament house, the legislative council especially, for the tabling of the law and justice committee enquiry into the effects of the 3 murders … Continue reading

Indigenous community highlights “New Stolen Generation” at G20

Brisbane is a platform this week and many people are looking for a way to climb atop it.

Aboriginal people from around the country are using the G20 to bring to light ongoing issues of disadvantage.

On Monday, a rally was held to highlight the continuing removal of Aboriginal children from their extended families.

Story by Steven Riggall, 4ZZZ

Featured in story: Stolen Generation survivor Aunty Ronda Collard, registered nurse and researcher Mary Moore

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Rai, that little magic man and our songs

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A meeting of song stories, on sacred ground. Come to listen and meet our artists. The legendary Yorta Yorta soprano Deborah Cheetham AO returns to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, mentoring and performing with Sydney’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander … Continue reading

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Modi, Friend of Abbott and Mass Murderer

> He is blamed for the death of 2,000 Muslims in India. So why is Narendra > Modi in Wembley? > > There was to be no Pinochet-style arrest for Narendra Modi. Instead, a man > either responsible for mass-genocide … Continue reading

Australia has a Black History

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BlakDance is a national peak body that advocates for contemporary Indigenous dance in Australia.

BlakDance Board and Staff held our planning meeting in Sydney this week. We are excited about our future priorities and can’t wait to get back to work! — with Raelene Saccoccia, Bianca Colbung, Stephanie Williams, Jose Calarco, Carolyn Cilli, Simon Stewart, Mitchell Mead, Amii Armstrong, Queen-Bee Sailor, Mitchell Toovey, Chris Bonney, Maia Christine, Verna Parfitt, Chris Lawrence, Zac Eades, Masemarie Williams and Kylie Morgan.

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Thnx La’Teila

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It’s the heart of the country….

I’ve spent years working with local landholders in the Kogan area, in the western Downs, caring for an important Bora ring located on a local property. Archaeologists had identified it as being thousands of years old and for me it … Continue reading

The ‘Great’ War and the Frontier War

THE “GREAT WAR” WAS NEVER THE GREATEST WAR IN AUSTRALIAN HISTORY

Strong evidence suggest that colonial Queensland’s Frontier Wars alone took the lives of more than 68,000 Australians, whereas WWI in comparison accounts for the loss of 63 000 Australians lives. This new evidence is from a paper delivered by Raymond Evans and Robert Ørsted-Jensen at the annual Australian Historical Association conference at University of Queensland on 9th July 2014.

Historians have until now ‘guesstimated’ a minimum ratio of 10:1 for indigenous frontier casualties. Yet even this was deemed extremist by those in denial.

An increasing number of Queensland historians have since come to believe that Queensland alone would quite easily account for the accepted national minimum of 20,000.

In 2010 Raymond Evans issued a small statistical calculation indicating that 24,000 might be a better minimum figure for this colony.

Point of Departure
The original Native Police reports disappeared while in the custody of the Queensland Police Department.

Remnants of these files have survived among records in other government offices.

These remnants proved sufficient for statistical sampling.

To read more go to http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2467836

See also http://orsted-jensen.weebly.com/index.html