BY TRACKER, MAY 17, 2012 NATIONAL: “Reconciliation” is a word that has a great deal of mainstream support, but is also the root of cynicism amongst many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. As a formal policy, it was first put forward by the Keating government, with the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation charged with leading […]Read more "Is reconciliation still alive, or is it just an empty concept?"
By Amy McQuire, February 28 2013, Tracker Magazine. NATIONAL: The complexity of sentencing decisions is ill-covered by media, writes AMY MCQUIRE. Like all issues in Indigenous affairs, the skyrocketing incarceration rates of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is an issue revisited every few years, with politicians and media riding out the shockwaves, and […]Read more "BEHIND ENEMY LINES: Taking sentencing out of the court of public opinion"
By Amy McQuire, March 6 2014, Tracker Magazine. NATIONAL: Earlier this year, Australia mourned the passing of teenager Daniel Christie, the victim of a “Coward’s Punch” in Kings Cross on New Years Eve, writes AMY MCQUIRE*. Daniel was an innocent, much-loved, handsome 18-year-old who had the world ahead of him. He was Australia’s 15th fatality […]Read more "EDITORIAL: Laws made in the city hit the bush hardest"