Indigenous rights

TJ Hickey: twelve long years … still fighting for justice

Gail Hickey at the site where her son TJ died,

TJ Hickey was a young Aboriginal man, just 17 years old. On February 14, 2004, TJ died as a consequence of a Redfern police pursuit.

Pilliga activists: 'Pepper spray won't keep us away'

Protesters opposing a coal seam gas (CSG) wastewater plant in northern NSW say they will not let police use of pepper spray deter them from their fight against Santos' plans to drill up to 850 CSG wells in the Pilliga.

The Pilliga forest is a vital recharge area for the Great Artesian Basin, which forms the lifeblood of eastern Australia.

As part of its CSG plans, Santos is building a wastewater treatment works at Leewood, which was approved without an environmental impact statement and without public consultation.

1 Year Celebrate At Heirisson Island For The Force Closer Of Community

1 Year Celebrate At Heirisson Island For The Force Closer Of Community

Matagarup (Heirison Island), Perth

Event date: 
Sat, 12/03/2016 - 10:00am

Book Launch - The Intervention, an anthology

Book Launch - The Intervention, an anthology

Organised by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) WA

Kidogo Arthouse
Bathers Beach, Mews Road, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160

Event date: 
Thu, 18/02/2016 - 6:00pm

Ecuador: Chevron's 'rainforest Chernobyl' – victims fight for compensation

It won’t come as a surprise to many readers that Chevron is not the most honest or law-abiding company in the world. In Australia, the International Transport Workers Federation has exposed over $35 billion in unpaid tax revenue for its offshore gas operations, while the Maritime Union of Australia has repeatedly protested the company’s exploitation of immigrant labour.

Grandmothers Against Removals protest in Sydney

Grandmothers Against Removals (GMAR) Sydney and supporters protested outside the offices of the NSW Department of Families and Community Services in Strawberry Hills on January 29 to demand the immediate return of Aboriginal children forcibly removed from a Queensland family and placed in out-of-home care in Sydney.

Kukulangi Grandmother Aunty Karen Fusi from the Brisbane Sovereign Grannies Group addressed the crowd of around 60 about the case. Other speakers included Aunty Jenny Munro, Aunty Val Colbung from WA, Greens NSW MP David Shoebridge and STICS activist Paddy Gibson.

PHOTOS: Invasion day rallies across the country

Photos from Invasion day rallies across the country where thousands of people marched for Aboriginal rights.

Always Was! Always Will Be! Aboriginal Land!


Photos by Zebedee Parkes

John Pilger: January 26 is Australia's day for secrets, flags and cowards

Photo: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association.

On 26 January, one of the saddest days in human history will be celebrated in Australia. It will be "a day for families", say the newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch. Flags will be dispensed at street corners and displayed on funny hats. People will say incessantly how proud they are.

Unjust treatment of Aboriginal youth in Northern Territory Youth Detention centres

The Northern Territory has the highest rate of youth detention in the country. The detention rate of young people is six times the national average and 97% of those detained in the juvenile justice system are Aboriginal youth.

There have been a number of reports and investigations in the past two years into the treatment of Aboriginal youth while held in custody. They show quite clearly that by deliberate design and policy Aboriginal youth in are treated in a barbarous, inhumane and illegal way.

PHOTOS: Anti-racist protesters in Perth demonstrate against Reclaim Australia

300-400 anti-racist activists faced off against 400-500 "Reclaim Australia demonstrators in Perth on July 19. This was part of a national weekend of counter rallies against those called by the far right group 'Reclaim Australia'.

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