My review of Every Secret Thing by Marie Munkara
Some of the best news to come out of the Queensland election is that Leeanne Enoch has just secured victory in her Brisbane seat. The new MP for Algester won for Labor, making her the first female Indigenous MP in Queensland. Enoch won her seat with a swing of 17.5%. Leeanne is a proud Nunukul/Nughi woman from North Stradbroke Island. She… Read more →
My review of Too Flash by Melissa Lucashenko
My review of MumShirl: an autobiography with the assistance of Bobbi Sykes
My review of Maralinga: The Anangu Story
Gomeroi author, blogger and activist Kelly Briggs recently wrote in the Guardian’s Comment is Free of the pressing need for white feminists in Australia to talk seriously about race.
Yesterday someone threw a bomb out of a car at a group of Aboriginal people at the One Mile Community in Broome, in Western Australia. Four people were injured, one seriously. Can you find it in the news?
Deborah Mailman has been one of Australia’s most beloved actors for a couple of decades now, despite managing to look twenty only recently in the Sapphires.
This is the 62nd monthly Down Under Feminists Carnival. This edition of the carnival gathers together June 2013 feminist posts from writers living in Australia and New Zealand.
Yesterday, the Minister for the Arts unveiled Australia’s new National Cultural Policy.
“Creative Australia, the Australian Government’s 2013 national cultural policy, celebrates Australia’s strong, diverse and inclusive culture. It describes the essential role arts and culture play in the life of every Australian and how creativity is central to Australia’s economic and social success: a creative nation is a productive nation.”
[Cross posted at Ariane’s Little World] The global coverage of the horrific death of a woman from Delhi has certainly shone the light on the difficulties of navigating universal women’s rights in a world where cultures are not all the same, and are certainly not equal in power. As usual the Oz has lead the way in how not to… Read more →
If you raise these issues when Gillard is riding high, you are accused of trying to bring her down. If you raise the issue when Gillard is trailing in the polls you are accused of trying to destroy her chances. If you raise these issues when everything is going smoothly then you are accused of rocking the boat.
Today, it is twenty years since since native title was first recognised in Australia and the doctrine of terra nullius was rejected by the High Court.
Jo Tamar’s first review for the 2012 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – Carpentaria by Alexis Wright.