Self determination: The elephant in the room


The elephant in the room is the unresolved issue of self determination for Australia's First Nations people.

The elephant in the room is the unresolved issue of self determination for Australia’s First Nations people.

FOR decades, government report after government report has chronicled the continual failure of bureaucracies to lift Aboriginal people out of the mire of poverty and disadvantage. And for decades, Aboriginal people have been offering the same solution, as yet untried. Self-determination. CHRIS GRAHAM looks at the never-ending cycle of government reports into government failure, and the refusal of a nation to accept that it’s part of the problem, not the solution. [Read more…]

Conservatives all at sea over human rights


Asylum seekers arrive by boat on Christmas Island, July 8, 2011.

Asylum seekers arrive by boat on Christmas Island, July 8, 2011.

THE greatest threat to our nation is not boat people – it’s been living here for the past 200 years, writes CHRIS GRAHAM*. [Read more…]

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