Drunk, naked West Australian uni students hit the streets to sell racist hate-speech… all in the name of charity


Some of the team behind Prosh, directors Maitlyn Hansen and Raymond Maujean and Prosh editor Sam Bayford (2nd, 3rd and 4th from left) with Perth’s Nova morning crew, Nathan (far left), Nat and Shawn (right).

Some of the team behind Prosh, directors Maitlyn Hansen and Raymond Maujean and Prosh editor Sam Bayford (2nd, 3rd and 4th from left) with Perth’s Nova morning crew, Nathan (far left), Nat and Shawn (right).

MORE than 1,000 West Australian university students – many of them drunk and at least some of them naked – hit the streets of Perth early yesterday morning to help promote racist hate-speech which depicts Aboriginal people as lazy, alcoholic, petrol sniffers, and which attacks land rights, tent embassies and Aboriginal art.

But before you get offended, it was all just satire, and done in the name of charity. [Read more…]

Labor and Liberal wasted millions


Indigenous affairs minister Jenny Macklin poses with Aboriginal dancers from Arnhem Land Benny (left) and David Wilford in Canberra on April 3, 2009 at the ceremony to endorse the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Indigenous affairs minister Jenny Macklin poses with Aboriginal dancers from Arnhem Land Benny (left) and David Wilford in Canberra on April 3, 2009 at the ceremony to endorse the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Northern Territory Senator Nigel Scullion last month accused Indigenous affairs minister Jenny Macklin of wasting $150 million on Labor’s Alice Springs Transformation Plan, slamming her for letting down residents of the town camps. But CHIRS GRAHAM* reports that both sides of politics have let town campers down. [Read more…]

A poor man’s treaty: the ‘con’ in constitutional reform


Sir Humphrey Appelby (left) and Bernard Woolley (right) with Jim Hacker from the popular BBC series Yes Prime Minister.

Sir Humphrey Appelby (left) and Bernard Woolley (right) with Jim Hacker from the popular BBC series Yes Prime Minister.

CONSTITUTIONAL recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples seems to have captured the imagination of many white Australians, writes CHRIS GRAHAM. But are the motives really all pure? [Read more…]

Adam’s eve: The rise and rise of the first black head of government


Adam Giles, the first Aboriginal Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, and his soon to be deputy Dave Tollner, at a press conference in Darwin on March 13. It came a few hours after party colleagues dumped former Chief Minister Terry Mills.

Adam Giles, the first Aboriginal Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, and his soon to be deputy Dave Tollner, at a press conference in Darwin on March 13. It came a few hours after party colleagues dumped former Chief Minister Terry Mills.

LAST month, Adam Giles became the first Aboriginal person to lead an Australian government, after successfully challenging for the Chief Minister’s job in the Northern Territory. The Kamiliaroi man has quickly risen through the ranks of the Liberal Party and although he’s already made history, Giles’ career ambitions are unlikely to have been satisfied entirely. CHRIS GRAHAM reports from Darwin. [Read more…]

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