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AM is an influential ABC morning radio program broadcast nationally every day. The journalists on this program are proud of the credibility it enjoys in mainstream political reporting in Australia. One knows this by the assertive and authoritative tone that its reporters adopt in its presentation. On its own ABC website it states that, AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. AM sets the agenda for the nation's daily news and current affairs coverage. So one should expect that ...
CONSTITUTIONAL recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples seems to have captured the imagination of many white Australians, writes CHRIS GRAHAM. But are the motives really all pure?
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A latter-day black Gordon Gecko preaching "Greed is Good".
Melbourne was recently privileged to receive a visit from Queensland's most famous Lutheran since peanut farming Premier Joh Bjelke-Peterson. I refer, of course, to the corpulent and verbose Aboriginal Man of the Moment, Mr. Noel Pearson. Whilst Mr. Pearson is apparently unkindly referred to by many in Aboriginal communities around Australia as the 'Cape York Cane Toad', he nevertheless is a popular man among the strange and disparate collection of his white acolytes ...
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The proposed extension of the world heritage area without any Aboriginal input is a disgrace, Legal
Director Michael Mansell said today.
“The extension area must be returned to Aboriginal people in outright ownership. More than a year
ago we proposed Aboriginal ownership and management of reserved areas under the forestry
agreement. Now is the time for Canberra to show its hand on historic justice.
Canberra should insist that Aborigines gain our lands back. The $7m that the Commonwealth
promised for management costs should be directed to employ ...
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Australian hypocrisy shown on Jewish holy day and invasion day
Michael Mansell says the way that Australia’s politicians and media responded differently to
Jewish and Aboriginal sensitivities was hypocritical.
Mr Mansell said, "Just a few days after Australia celebrated the white invasion of Aboriginal
lands, an event seen as rubbing salt into raw wounds, both media and politicians were
clambering to hose down any offence to Jews for the federal election being called on the
holy Jewish Day.
This shows a double standard. The coverage given to the ...