Christmas in Borroloola

BY AMY MCQUIRE, FEBRUARY 28, 2013 | Tracker Magazine   NORTHERN TERRITORY: It’s almost a tradition in its own right. The sound of truck horns heralding the delivery of Chrisco hampers across the country is an intrinsic part of the holiday season for many Australian families, a welcome relief before the rush of Christmas shopping and hurried hosting. This is […]

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EDITORIAL: We must renew calls for national land rights

February 28, 2013, Tracker Magazine  NATIONAL: There is an exciting movement currently occurring across the Pacific. 
Idle No More is an Aboriginal-controlled protest movement, writes AMY MCQUIRE. It began with a seed, widespread First Nations opposition to omnibus bill C-45, which was watered by active and extensive social media networks, roadblocks and flash mob protests across […]

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A song to sing

By Amy McQuire, February 28, 2013 | Tracker Magazine NATIONAL: AMY MCQUIRE speaks to one of Australia’s treasures – Archie Roach – about the album that helped him find light through his pain. There is something inspiring about Archie Roach. Talk to anyone, whether they know him through his life or his music, and they’ll tell you. […]

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Legal service slams WA govt’s “despicable” plans for mandatory sentencing

BY AMY MCQUIRE, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 | Tracker Magazine   NATIONAL: The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA has slammed the state government’s push to expand mandatory and minimum sentencing laws, saying it will only jail more Aboriginal people. Aboriginal people are 20 times more likely to be jailed in the state than their non-Indigenous counterparts – the highest ratio in […]

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Ausgrid will get off with “modest” fine over Cromer damage: Greens

BY AMY MCQUIRE, DECEMBER 5, 2012 | Tracker Magazine   NEW SOUTH WALES: Ausgrid, formerly Energy Australia, will most likely “get off with a modest fine” over the destruction of a significant Aboriginal site on Sydney’s north shore, the NSW Greens say. Greens MLA David Shoebridge yesterday slammed the state Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and minister Robyn Parker […]

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