Category: Civil Rights

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Where to Next?

What began as a city-wide protest in the US city of Minneapolis, when a white police officer murdered George Floyd, an unarmed African American man, has now fanned out around the world and become...

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The Hypocrisy of Australia Day

As the mercury rises and Australia continues to recover from the festive season, many people’s thoughts turn to the New Year and what it might bring. Days at the beach, forgotten resolutions, cricket, melanoma,...

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Addressing Fake History

A recent series of attacks on Australian monuments dedicated to the likes of British seafarer Captain James Cook and early New South Wales Governor Lachlan Macquarie, have been described by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm...

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Remembering Jack Patten (1905 – 1957)

John Thomas Patten (28 March, 1905 – 12 October, 1957) was an Australian Aboriginal leader, professional boxer, journalist and civil rights activist. Early Life John Thomas Patten was born March 28, 1905, at Cummeragunja,...