Three weeks after the federal Womens Safety Minister Anne Ruston announced a $5,000 Escaping Violence Payment (EVP) Program, domestic violence sector organisations are reporting that the program falls far short of the promise. It is administered through faith-based service providers who get the bulk of the money to provide services to the woman fleeing violence. Continue Reading →
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Kabi Kabi Traditional owners were arrested and forcibly removed by police from the Djaki Kundu sacred site after protecting the area from development since January The Department of Transport and Main Roads is projected to build the Gympie bypass upgrade through the site, despite Kabi peoples protests. Spokesperson Diane Djaki Widjung said that this is Continue Reading →
A warning to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners, the next story contains content that some may find distressing. A rally will be held tomorrow around the country to make a national call for Justice to address the genocide of Aboriginal People. The national action is in response to a police officer being found Continue Reading →
The demise of regional newspapers in Australia is the latest reminder that the business model of media has been broken by the Internet. Funneling tax-payer dollars from the ABC into regional print may not be the most intelligent response, however. There is a widely held and often expressed assumption that independent journalism has flourished under Continue Reading →
White Australians struggling with approaches to justice for First Nations people might consider Radical Republicanism, writes Geoff Ebbs.
The main parliamentary parties are now devoted to the same economic policies – socialism for the rich, capitalism for the poor – and the same foreign policy of servility to endless war.