What colonialism has perpetrated and the activists fighting back

A snag in the plan

There’s a snag in the plan. Who knew? ABC News reports: Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Mal Brough has confirmed that the new Northern Territory intervention legislation will have to be amended. He says under the legislation the Commonwealth will take… Read More ›

Friday Hoyden: Nova Peris

A Friday Hoyden for you: sporting legend Nova Peris, also known as Nova Peris-Kneebone, also known by her current married name, Nova Batman. Nova Peris Kneebone was born in Darwin 1971, a member of a family who are traditional owners… Read More ›

One whole day in committee

Andrew Bartlett notes that the Government has used its Senate majority to stifle thorough examination and debate of the legislation it’s proposing over indigenous communities in the Northern Territory and over water management in the Murray-Darling Basin: both bills were… Read More ›

Insert tinnie/tinnie joke here

The Indigenous Affairs Minister, Mal Brough, has announced an exemption to the alcohol bans in 70 remote indigenous communities in the NT that were announced as a core component of the government’s Indigenous Emergency Plan to combat the sexual abuse… Read More ›

Linkalicious: Big Tuesday Edition

A veritable smorgasbord for you! 1. “Intimate Politics: A Roundtable”: a downloadable podcast of a panel of feminist scholars and their reactions (not book reviews, but further musings) to the book Intimate Politics: How I Grew Up Red, Fought for… Read More ›

Our own desert places

I have succumbed to the July lurgy, so today: an invitation to join me in Stuff I Have Been Reading. Don’t miss the stuff below the cut. Jane Simpson is amazing. Aboriginal Poets We are tired of the benches, our… Read More ›