Junk Food Journalism: Why Annabel Crabb’s Kitchen Cabinet Is Toxic

Originally published by New Matilda on October 29, 2015 When Crabb breaks bread with the Morrisons and Macklins of the world she helps further marginalise the people being punished by their policies, writes Amy McQuire. ABC journalist Annabel Crabb last night began her sickeningly sweet profile of former Immigration Minister and current Treasurer Scott Morrison […]

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Bright Spark, Black Day: The Political Obituary Of The Prime Minister For Indigenous Affairs

Originally published by New Matilda on September 15, 2015 Last night, the Liberals laid to rest our Prime Minister for Indigenous Affairs. Anthony John Abbott – aka Tony Abbott – was said to be a man passionate about the nation’s First Peoples, a politician who was more than happy to give up the cold but […]

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Tony Abbott Hails Noel Pearson’s Impact On Cape York School, Which Pearson Has Nothing To Do With

Originally published by New Matilda on August 28, 2015 Prime Minister Tony Abbott unwittingly sang the praises of a celebrated Aboriginal-devised teaching method while on his trip to Bamaga this week, while his government continues to refuse to fund its expansion. In pictures and footage beamed across the country from the tiny Cape York community, […]

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Imaginary Spear Outrages Australia. Slap On The Wrist For Hit And Run Death Of Black Child Doesn’t

Originally published by New Matilda on July 27, 2015 Last week, a 23-year-old non-Indigenous man in Darwin walked free after a hit and run that killed a 8-year-old Aboriginal boy – Jack Sultan Page. Michael Alexander, who was also charged and fined for possession of methamphetamine, faced a 10-year maximum jail sentence. Instead he was […]

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Seven Years Of Noel Pearson Trials Have Led Aurukun To The Bottom Of the National Heap

Originally published by New Matilda on July 24, 2015 Last week, the Australian newspaper ran a piece on the controversial Cape York Welfare Reform Trials, the brainchild of influential Aboriginal lawyer Noel Pearson. According to the headline the ‘experiment’ underpinning the education reforms in three Cape York communities – the just as controversial ‘Direct Instruction’ […]

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