What will it take to end Aboriginal disadvantage, the inequalities and the various crises?

By Gerry Georgatos - Courtesy of The Stringer - - The Fred Hollows Foundation’s CEO, Brian Doolan said, “There are no excuses for Australia to be the only developed country in the world where people still suffer from trachoma, where Indigenous men in areas such as the east Katherine region have an average life expectancy of 46 years, where babies are dying at a rate three times higher than babies born to non-Indigenous born to non-Indigenous parents.”

NSW Police attempt to censor pro-Palestine protest

The NSW Police is applying to the Supreme Court of NSW to prohibit a peaceful protest by Palestine solidarity activists. The protest is being held on from 5:30pm on Thursday 21st of August outside the opening of the Israeli Film Festival.

International GoTopless Day - Aug 24, 2014 It is a matter of Equal Right's Australia
We will be hosting a peaceful Protest at the Byron peace Pole, on August 24th 12pm - 3pm

A woman deserves the same choice as a man...
International GoTopless Day August 24th Women and supportive friends are taking part in this action all around the world to help free Humanity in regards to this issue of Equal Rights for Women.

Pearson’s vision – ignore what works and attack those dole bludging welfare recipients

Dr Woolombi (Marcus) Waters - courtesy of the National Indigenous Times - - Courtesy of The National Indigenous Times - Noel Pearson said the Forrest report struck at the “roots of the passive-welfare predicament of Indigenous Australians”. He said the Forrest reforms did not displace the welfare safety-net system but rather built “a new opportunity staircase as an alternative pathway for individuals and families to climb out of disadvantage and into the advantages enjoyed by their fellow Australians”.

Carpetbaggers and corruption – time for anti-carpetbagger laws; tell them to nick off

Gerry Georgatos - courtesy of The National Indigenous Times and The Stringer - There was great hope for the reclamation of land rights following Mapoon, Yirrkala, Lake Tyers, Wave Hill and Aboriginal Tent Embassy. But this hope has been dashed. Western Australia has the nation’s highest median income – per capita it is the richest State in the Commonwealth of Australia yet it has the highest homelessness rate in the nation, and the First Nations peoples bear the brunt of it.

How a King's Seal could change land rights in South Australia

In 1836 King William IV recognised the continued rights to land for Aboriginal people in South Australia's founding document, the Letters Patent. It was the first ever recognition of Aboriginal rights granted in Australia's colonial history. But the promise of legal entitlement to the land was never kept. Now a new documentary is telling the story of the King’s Letters Patent and the struggle to have those land rights recognised.

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(Story offered to hundreds of community Radio stations)

200 Youth Inspired to be Drug Free for the New School Year By Foundation for a Drug Free World

SUMMARY: Though going back to school may mean gaining new knowledge, the Foundation for a Drug-Free World is making sure students get an invaluable lesson.

More police powers are needed to stop people driving cars

More police powers are needed to stop people driving cars, currently if a car is speeding the police have the right to pull the car over, also random breath tests give the police the right to pull a car over. However the police should have the right to pull a car over to ask some basic questions like what do you do for work & this information should be passed on to the bureau of statistics, the government has the right to know what its citizens do for work & this applies to people who drive cars all over Australia.

Why Australia should not become the world's nuclear waste dump

Former prime minister Bob Hawke is urging Australia to become the world's nuclear waste dump. But he has little hope of succeeding.

Hawke said Australia could end the disadvantage endured by its Indigenous population by opening up traditional lands as dumping sites for nuclear waste from around the world. This would "finally eliminate these disgraceful gaps in well-being and lifetime opportunities”, Hawke said — an echo of his grandiose claim in 1987 that, "By 1990, no Australian child will be living in poverty."

Global Banking Since 1694 [ audio ]

When we look around the present conditions of war against each other and the environment, one could not imagine that an act conceived in 1694 in London would be central to these present day issues.

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