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Australia’s Aboriginal children detained at the world’s highest rates

By Gerry Georgatos - courtesy of The Stringer -

In the United States, the Annie Casey Foundation’s report ‘No Place for Kids: The Case for Reducing Juvenile Incarceration,’ has an assembly of juvenile crime statistics that evidence why locking up children does not work. The United States has the highest documented incarceration rates of adults and children than any other nation.


The killing times

by Gerry Georgatos
April 20th, 2013

Courtesy of The Stringer -
- The map is from the book ‘Where is thy brother? : inter-racial massacres since invasion’. Originally published in Judith Monticone’s Healing the land : a closer look at needs of the Australian (re)conciliation movement, by Healing the Land 1999. – courtesy of

The Stringer weekly newsletter - April 20

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The Stringer weekly newsletter - April 14

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The Stringer's interview with Tony Abbott

The Stringer’s interview with Tony Abbott – his “must-do” list for Aboriginal Australia
by Gerry Georgatos -
April 10th, 2013

The Leader of the Coalition, Tony Abbott has drawn up a “must do list” he said he would implement from the first day he became Prime Minister to deliver Aboriginal peoples from abject poverty.

Cuts to single parent payments lead to hardship

Courtesy of The Stringer -
Gerry Georgatos - There are 630,000 Australian lone parent families with dependents – 84 per cent are single mothers and 16 per cent are single fathers. 54 per cent of these single parents have a youngest child less than nine years of age. Of the parents with a child less than 9 years of age 59 per cent were in some form of employment end of June 2011 according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011).


The Stringer weekly newsletter - March 30

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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.

According to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship since November 25, 2011, 12,765 people have been released from the detention centres and into community on bridging visas.