Australia Day: Indigenous people are told to ‘get over it’. It’s impossible

By Amy McQuire, Originally published in The Guardian Australia Monday 27 January 2014 Every year, Australia tries to wash away its hidden history with displays of overt nationalism. On 26 January, Australians plant their union jacks in parks and beaches across the country, or on the faces of small children who are taught nothing about […]

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Brandis, Bolt & Bigots

By Amy McQuire, April 22 2014, Tracker Magazine. NATIONAL: Race relations have hit a new low in this country. The nation’s top lawmaker is now seeking to weaken one of the few protections against racial vilification afforded to minorities, to protect the rights of bigots. And the Human Rights Commissioner is paving the way. AMY […]

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The Lost Generations

By Amy McQuire, March 3, 2014, Tracker Magazine. NATIONAL: Across New South Wales we are losing a generation of children to prison. It’s an urgent problem because these are our future leaders, writes AMY MCQUIRE*. The memory is hazy now, almost like a faded photograph in the back of her mind. She hardly talks about […]

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