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 […]Read more "Christmas in Borroloola"
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 […]Read more "EDITORIAL: We must renew calls for national land rights"
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. […]Read more "A song to sing"
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 […]Read more "Legal service slams WA govt’s “despicable” plans for mandatory sentencing"
BY AMY MCQUIRE, FEBRUARY 11, 2013 | Tracker Magazine NEW SOUTH WALES: The NSW Greens have called on the state government to publicly release a report into Aboriginal culture and heritage, four months after it committed to standalone legislation. The working party, set up to consider standalone laws by Labor in 2010, has provided its report to Environment minister […]Read more "Greens: get serious about culture and heritage"
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 […]Read more "Ausgrid will get off with “modest” fine over Cromer damage: Greens"