A Scottish comedian whose name I can’t remember now once said (paraphrasing) “keep a close eye on how your airports are treating you, because that’s how the authorities would like to treat you all the time”.
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..and you Aussies know the rest. Someone asked me the other day about Aussies and swearing,
Joh on steroids, actually – I doubt he even dreamed of stamping out public profanities:
A baby from Samoa who had been approved entry to the USA for heart surgery in Honolulu dies after being detained in the airport without an oxygen mask due to questions over his mother’s visa (the accompanying nurse and the… Read More ›
The MJA this month also brings us Mary Lander’s story: “The fight for a life-saving drug: a personal perspective”. Mary Lander has a relentlessly-growing meningioma adjacent to her brainstem. This is a non-cancerous tumour of the lining of the brain…. Read More ›
It’s the Day of Action against the Northern Territory invasion. I’ve been toying with a different approach from my usual snarkrants. I’ve been exploring the coloniser world view, getting into the brains of those who are perpetuating the ongoing invasion…. Read More ›
Jangari’s “Four Corners on the Intervention” pulls out a few key points from last night’s Tracking The Intervention show. You can watch the show for yourself here at the ABC. Jangari details the ways in which Aboriginal communities are being… Read More ›
Map of Arnhem Land showing Maningrida location [Image source: Burarra Gathering] I have a feeling the words “Maningrida” and “Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation” are going to be on everyone’s lips before long. The ABC and Age are now reporting that people… Read More ›