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In 2007, Australia’s Commonwealth Government took a dramatic new approach to the governance of remote Indigenous communities. The ‘Northern Territory Intervention’ aimed to combat abuse and violence in remote Indigenous communities, and included far-reaching changes to welfare administration, employment programmes and policing....
The apparent disconnect between communications and culture in remote Indigenous communities in Australia raises many questions about the nature of the relationship between the preferred and proffered technology of public policy and the needs and aspirations of the user group. It is important to explore...
Background and context
In 2011, the Australian Government made a commitment to a comprehensive National Anti-Racism Strategy (the Strategy).
The Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) was provided with a budget of $1.7 million over four years to...
Have the funding cuts to Indigenous organisations impacted on the ability of those groups to be heard in the mainstream media? And is there less coverage of Aboriginal issues than in the past?
Abstract: This article reviews the decision of the Federal Court in Eatock v Bolt and then turns to its aftermath — the campaign to amend of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth). The campaign to amend s 18C, like any public debate of a...
This edited book explores the transformation of cultural materials through the Australian landscape.
Circulating Cultures is an edited book about the transformation of cultural materials through the Australian landscape. The book explores cultural circulation, exchange and transit, through events such...
Australians are currently served by two public broadcasting networks. While both the ABC and the SBS have charters that require them to broadcast programs that, in the case of the ABC, “reflect the cultural diversity of the Australian community”, and, in the case of SBS,...
Making the Connection is an e-book collection of essays commissioned by the Telstra Foundation to explore the issues surrounding access to the digital world for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Five thought provoking essays are included in the collection, authored by a range of...
A conversation with award-winning Indigenous screenwriter Steven McGregor
It’s a windy mid-week morning. The trains roll in and out of Redfern Station and a stream of commuters pours up the concrete steps. Coffees are bought, phone calls made and received. Students – all...
This paper recommends incorporating a focus on resilience in anti-racism strategies and suggest a framework for doing so which builds on the factors understood to promote resilience in those vulnerable to racism.
A significant number of Australians experience racism and...