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Bolt’s poisonous words tells me he is obviously not well

By Dr Woolombi Waters - courtesy of The National Indigenous Times - http://nit.com.au/ - “After the Creation, brothers, sisters and others of the closest kin, intermarried promiscuously – the evil effects of these alliances becoming manifest – a council of chiefs (elders) was assembled to consider in what way they might be averted, the result of their deliberations being a petition to the Muramura (Good Spirit), in answer to which he ordered that the tribe should be divided into branches and distinguished one from the other by different names, after objects animate and inanimate, such as dogs,

Minders block National Indigenous Times to Abbott trip as the paper declared "public enemy number one"

Courtesy of The National Indigenous Times - Editorial - The National Indigenous Times was “public enemy number one” according to mining billionaire, Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest when he launched a scathing attack on the publication at an informal gathering of senior Federal Government Ministers and advisers in Canberra recently and the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott’s minders declared at the same gathering there was no way they wanted to any journalists from the National Indigenous Times present during Mr Abbott’s visit to Yolngu Country this week because they did not want Mr Abbott to have to deal wi

Depression and suicide prevention must be top of the agenda this century

By Gerry Georgatos - Courtesy of The Stringer - http://thestringer.com.au/ - Nearly one million people the world over die by suicide each year according to the World Health Organisation. The World Health Organisation stated that in 2012 there were 803,000 reported suicides. The real number is likely to be closer to double. In general, suicide takes more lives than war. But what leads to suicide? In understanding the first ever World Health Organisation report on suicide the major cause is depression.

Irrkelantye still without water – NT government in disgrace

By Gerry Georgatos - Courtesy of The Stringer - http://thestringer.com.au/ - (Photo of Irrkelantye dwelling by Paddy Gibson) Today, Irrkelantye has been without its water supply for one month. The residents of this open air shanty now walk half a kilometre to collect as much water as they can carry back. The Northern Territory Government is not budging from its relative silence. It appears the Government wants the people to move on from this safe space.

World Suicide Prevention Day – suicide takes more lives than war

By Gerry Georgatos - This story is reproduced from The Stringer - http://thestringer.com.au/ - September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. It is estimated that around the world nearly one million people per year die by suicide. According to the World Health Organisation the figure is at least 800,000 people lost to suicide each year. This translates to a death by suicide every 40 seconds, more than 3,000 suicides per day. For every suicide the World Health Organisation estimates there are at least twenty failed suicide attempts.

Northern Territory Government cuts off water to Irrkelantye

By Gerry Georgatos - courtesy of The Stringer - http://thestringer.com.au/ - Without any notice to the impoverished community of Irrkelantye, also known as Whitegate, the Northern Territory Government cut off the water supply. In the past, the United Nations has slammed as “an affront to human rights” such scandalous measures to shut down communities and move on people. Irrkelantye is all that its residents have known as home and indeed they have nowhere to go.

Tony Abbott is at it again but don’t think for a moment these are gaffes

By Dr Woolombi Waters - courtesy of The National Indigenous Times - A little over a month ago it was reported Tony Abbott as the Prime Minister of Australia made a political gaffe or blunder when he stated “I guess our country owes its existence to a form of foreign investment by the British government in the then unsettled or, um, scarcely settled, Great South Land.”

For some, the chasm between what Land Councils should and should not do is just increasing

By Leon Gettler - courtesy of The National Indigenous Times - The author of this article, Leon Gettler is an award-winning author and freelance journalist, commentator, lecturer, and speaker on issues which cover a range of areas including politics, history, strategy, globalisation, leadership and all the big trends ahead. He is a popular weekly columnist at Business Spectator and also writes for publications including The Fifth Estate, Public Accountant, Charter, CRN and ProPrint.

Prime Minister or Village Idiot?

By Gerry Georgatos - courtesy of The Stringer and The National Indigenous Times - Australia was founded on bloodshed, and its historical identity and its origins-of-thinking include slavery (blackbirding), social engineering, apartheid, racism. To deny all of this is to keep Australians hostage to the various veils and layers of racism. Understanding the past is to free up the present and the future from being held hostage by lies. Far too often our ability to discover the truth has been outstripped by the capacity to manifest deceit.