In Canada And Australia, Aboriginal Women Reporting Disappearances Meet Entrenched Police Racism

Originally published by New Matilda on December 15, 2015 With the change of government in Canada, hard questions are being asked about hundreds of ‘missing’ Aboriginal women. As Amy McQuire reports, there are striking similarities between the treatment those women received and a number of cases in Australia. In 1990, Aboriginal woman Muriel Craig Walker […]

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COAG Urged To Fight Root Causes Of Indigenous Incarceration

Originally published at New Matilda on May 1, 2015 Broad sweeping statements about family violence in Aboriginal communities and calls to punish perpetrators more harshly could adversely affect Aboriginal women, who are the fastest growing demographic in prison, a leader of a new campaign to cut rising Indigenous incarceration rates has warned. The newly formed […]

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No winners in the blame game

By Amy McQuire, October 11, 2013, Tracker Magazine. NATIONAL: Recently, NT Chief Minister Adam Giles sent Alison Anderson to the backbench – promoting Warlpiri woman Bess Price to Anderson’s portfolios – including the Women’s Policy ministry. It may seem a natural fit, given Price’s noted advocacy for the rights of Aboriginal women. Price often recounts […]

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Another choice at the ballot box

By Amy McQuire, September 3, 2013, Tracker Magazine. NORTHERN TERRITORY: Rosalie Kunoth-Monks is an unconventional political candidate – but not for the reasons you’d think. She’s a grandmother, a former movie star and an Arrente/Amatjere elder who tirelessly campaigns for her people – credentials unmatched by members of previous Parliaments. But perhaps the most unconventional […]

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We have your back

By Amy McQuire, February 28th 2013, Tracker Magazine NEW SOUTH WALES: Aboriginal women are six times more likely to suffer a sexual assault than non-Indigenous women. But they are more than just victims, writes AMY MCQUIRE*. Yatungka Gordon is just one of many strong Aboriginal women who are working in an area silenced by taboos. Sexual […]

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