Australia-wide Aboriginal organisations, communities and rights advocates are more than just apprehensive of the consolidated push by State and Territory governments for the introduction of Criminal Association Control Bills better known as anti-association laws – in Western Australia, the Criminal Organisation Bill 2012 appears that it will be passed and within days.
We have all heard about mortgage stress however renters' stress has received comparatively little mention according to Lea Keenan, coordinator of the WA Renters Alliance. Ms Keenan said that rising rents are not confined to Perth and the north west however "are just as out of control in the south west."
Kabi Kabi Elder, and Bundaberg campus coordinator Nulloo Yumbah at Central Queensland University, Cheri Yavu-Kama-Harathunian said she is devastated by the rising disenfranchisement of Aboriginal youth, and the world's highest suicide rates - of Australia's Aboriginal children.
"Across my desk came a study that reported 'the number of completed Indigenous suicides (in the Kimberley) last year exceeded the Australian Defence Force fatalities in Afghanistan'. I cannot comprehend this statement. It is too much," said Mrs Yavu-Kamu-Harathunian.
Join the Refugee Advocacy Group for a rally against mandatory detention after 20 years of a torturous system.
The rally is in Johnstone Park (opposite the station) at 12 noon and will include speakers from The Greens, Sacred Heart College and former detainees
for more information contact 0433 903 875
Some call for police to stop investigating police, others call for just common decency, when will police be brought into line with the rest of us, and for their sakes too, in being held accountable for behaviour that just makes it too difficult for us to trust in each other?
The compassionate left wing screams for social justice and argues for our governments and society's institutions to have a heart and help people from the bottom end up, and to desist with the proposition that they can achieve for the downtrodden by working from the top end of town and down.
The bona fide left wing is fractious and forever splintering and yet it calls out for groundswells of people power to coalesce in mass social movements which will give rise to cultural waves.
The Occupy movement comes to Geelong. Bring yourself and your equipment to Johnstone Park at 6AM.
OCCUPY GEELONG is a solidarity group with our Brothers and Sisters in other groups all over the world. Their struggle is also our struggle, their problems are also our problems.
We have got more than 1,000 children's wheelchairs to Iraq - we have another load of 330 due in July - we need your help - there are still 6,000 Iraqi children in Iraq without wheelchairs - it is the least we can do
No-one in government cares enough about Aboriginal peoples
Well placed sources, including parliamentarians, in the Australian Labor Party, the Coalition, and the Greens have made surprising comments that issues afflicting Aboriginal peoples and 'Aboriginal affairs' are in the 'too hard basket' or 'best swept under the carpet'.
It is disingenous for Julia Gillard, Wayne Swan, Stephen Conroy, Bill Shorten and others to be smashing the reputation of Kevin Rudd and to dishevel the legacy of his time in the Office of the Prime Minister.