Frenetic activity, bugger-all progress: the art of bureaucracy


Old Timers town camp, on the edge of Alice Springs.

Old Timers town camp, on the edge of Alice Springs.

THERE are at least two truisms in Aboriginal affairs. The first is that the more things change, the more they stay the same. I’ll come back to that one. The second is that the road through Aboriginal affairs, while often paved with good intentions, is sometimes paved with bad ones. [Read more…]

Gawad Kalinga – the faces and places


The mountains outside Angeles City. (IMAGE: CHRIS GRAHAM)

The mountains outside Angeles City. (IMAGE: CHRIS GRAHAM)

I RECENTLY had the honour of travelling to the Philippines to study the amazing work of Gawad Kalinga. Click on the ‘read more’ link (to the right) to see an essay of some of my trip. [Read more…]

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