The current frenzy around the Alice Springs crime wave risks risks repeating the same moral panics and deployment of top-down policies which disempower First Nations people, write Thalia Anthony and Vanessa Napaltjari Davis.
Alcohol bans and law and order responses to crime in Alice Springs haven’t worked in the past — and won’t work now
A ceremony marking the 181st anniversary of the execution of freedom fighters was held at the Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner monument on the corner of Victoria and Franklin Streets. Darren Saffin reports.
Make no mistake, DjabWurrung Gunnai Gunditjmara woman Senator Lidia Thorpe is under attack because of her militancy, argues Sue Bolton.
The Australian republican movement’s great mistake was to banish from discussion any reason beyond symbolism to be a republic. Aleks Wansbrough argues it effectively treated the royals as beyond reproach.
Without anywhere that is home, Aboriginal people have been without a physical space to reinvent themselves and their culture in modern Australia. Since colonisation, Aboriginal people have been internally displaced from their country. The doctrine of terra nullius — a land without people — was established under British colonial government and persisted in Australian law until 1992.
Melbourne Resistance Centre was packed on May 9 as people gathered to hear First Nations activists and other anti-racism activists talk about fighting racism in Australia today. The seminar began with Wendy Brabham, nationally-respected Aboriginal academic and traditional owner from the Wamba Wamba, Wergaia, Nyeri Nyeri and Dhudhuroa first nations. Brabham is the former director of the Institute of Koori Education at Deakin University. She outlined the history of colonisation as experienced by her family. Brabham’s mother was born on Ebenezer Mission.