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Some of our stories from the last week include:
South Africa, 20 years after Apartheid, doing better than Australia
May 11, 2013
The maximum security prison of Casuarina forever remains etched in my mind – half its prisoners are Aboriginal, about 300 of them, and the hopelessness and dejection was evident on their faces.
Read more: http://thestringer.com.au/apartheid-south-africa-20-years-later-doing-be...
Aboriginality in sentencing before the High Court
May 10, 2013
The question of the actions of the individual will not be limited to the individual’s actions but to their origins.
Read more: http://thestringer.com.au/aboriginality-in-sentencing-before-the-high-co...
How long can we turn a blind eye?
May 10, 2013
A culture that permits and proscribes the practice of “Sati” wherein the female partner of a deceased man self immolates on his funeral pyre suggests a subservient status for women generally.
Read more: http://thestringer.com.au/how-long-can-we-turn-a-blind-eye/#.UYynVcog3KU
Fracking the Canning Basin
May 9, 2013
The shale gas deposits of the Canning Basin are among the richest in the world.
Read more: http://thestringer.com.au/fracking-the-canning-basin/#.UYuQ-Mog3KU
Warning made one year prior that riot would eventuate
May 9, 2013
“There was no widespread double bunking at Banksia,” said a DCS spokesperson.
Read more: http://thestringer.com.au/warning-made-one-year-prior-that-riot-would-ev...
Nine year old boy detained at Christmas Island after father’s death
May 7, 2013
A nine year old boy remains detained on Christmas Island one week after his father suffered a fatal heart attack hours after they arrived to Christmas Island as asylum seekers.
Read more: http://thestringer.com.au/nine-year-old-boy-detained-at-christmas-island...
Mission Australia says we must be ready to help youth
May 6, 2013
Mission Australia’s report reaches into the psyche of its interviewees rather than rely on statistics only and the report does highlight hope.
Read more: http://thestringer.com.au/mission-australia-says-we-must-be-ready-to-hel...
Justice Reinvestment or by any other name
May 6, 2013
Former Western Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter, who is federal politics bound come September, once described Justice Reinvestment as pie in the sky “vague and fuzzy utopian fantasy.
Read more: http://thestringer.com.au/justice-reinvestment-or-by-any-other-name/#.UY...
Asbestos, a Western Australian disaster waiting to happen
May 6, 2013
Western Australia has often been referred to as the asbestos capital of the world.
Read more: http://thestringer.com.au/i-agree-with-campbell-newman/#.UYSBLrWnCaV
The case against compulsory income management
May 6, 2013
Barbara Shaw is an Aboriginal rights activist from the NT who has been on compulsory income management for over five years and lives in a town camp in the central Australian town of Alice Springs.
Read more: http://thestringer.com.au/the-case-against-compulsory-income-management/...
Kevin Spratt had been denied his medical records
May 6, 2013
Mr Spratt formally applied for his medical records last year.
Read more: http://thestringer.com.au/kevin-spratt-had-been-denied-his-medical-records/
The Stringer broke the story first that the Prime Minister believes she will win
May 5, 2013
How often have we heard that expression?
Read more: http://thestringer.com.au/the-stringer-broke-the-story-first-that-the-pr...
Some of The Stringer’s most widely read stories include:
Australia’s Aboriginal children detained at the world’s highest rates
May 1, 2013
No place for kids, the case for reducing juvenile detention.
Read more: http://thestringer.com.au/australias-aboriginal-children-detained-at-the...
Cuts to single parent payments lead to hardship
April 2, 2013
“With one in six children living in poverty in Australia, it is unfathomable that, in the face of such a letter of concern from the UN Special Rapporteur, the Federal Government still went ahead with these cuts.”
Read more: http://thestringer.com.au/cuts-to-single-parent-payments-lead-to-hardshi...
Australia’s pathway to poverty – bridging visas
March 30, 2013
The Australian Government’s hard on refugees policy is creating an underclass of people – many condemned to an itinerant lifestyle and many condemned to living on the streets.
Read more: http://thestringer.com.au/australias-pathway-to-poverty-bridging-visas/#...
Australia’s Aboriginal children, the world’s highest suicide rate
February 27, 2013
In 2011 the United Nations State of Indigenous Peoples report found that the World’s Indigenous peoples made up one-third of the world’s poorest peoples.
Read more: http://thestringer.com.au/australias-aboriginal-children-the-worlds-high...
The Stringer recommends John Pilger’s article – Hold the Front Page! We need free media, not an Order of Mates
The Stringer recommends the 11 minutes video - Costing Us The Earth by documentary filmmaker Sallie Coulson
The Stringer recommends the 28 minutes audio from 3CR – The War on Iraq: 10 Years On
There are scores more stories, localised, national and international, you can choose from to read – and share with others - http://thestringer.com.au/
The Stringer’s ‘Soundcloud’ lists an array of radio and audio interviews – in the near future we will bringing interviews from our nation’s political figures, from the rising voices of various cultural waves and from voices who deserve to have more voice.
Anyone who would like to assist with Wheelchairs for Kids please contact us – the organisation builds hardened up wheelchairs for children in countries devastated by war, civil strife, abject poverty and it has reached 61 countries and 25,000 children. Millions more wait. – You can contact Gerry Georgatos, who is the Wheelchairs for Kids Foundation manager, firstname.lastname@example.org - You can quickly find out more about Wheelchairs for Kids at our latest news video on the home page of The Stringer news site and in several articles on The Stringer.
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