Australia as “Last Bastion For The Aryan Race”

Australia as “Last Bastion For The Aryan Race”

Michael Anderson, the last survivor of the four 1972 founders of the Aboriginal embassy in Canberra and leader of the 3,000 Euahlayi, says in a media release that the New Way Sovereignty Summit in Canberra will challenge Australia’s application for a seat on the United Nations Security Council. “Australia does not have the right to be nominated, let alone have a seat there. How can a colonial state of England ...

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White fellas greed has no bounds!

White fellas greed has no bounds!

“I’m not sure it’s the law that would do it , it’s more the climate that does it. I’ve been critical, openly critical of aspects of government policy and that’s had some consequences for me, I’m self employed and I’m at a stage of my career where I can withstand the consequences of saying unpopular things, but if I were employed somewhere, if I were at the stage ...

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A study in racism, hypocrisy and bastardry

A study in racism, hypocrisy and bastardry

Clearly, with the expansion of the AFP under Mick Keelty and with the blessing of the Howard government, the AFP has morphed into something unrecognisable. It’s forgotten its core business and turned into a rogue arm of government at the government’s disposal to help effect political goals. (Susan Merrell Journalist) In the wake of the September 11 and Bali bombings, Australia began to taken a more interventionist approach in dealing ...

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Is Native Title worth the paper it's written on?

Is Native Title worth the paper it’s written on?

At the request of one of the people mentioned in this post it has been taken down. We will review this situation and keep you informed of any progress as it becomes available. The video associated with this post was removed by Vimeo on 13 April 2011, after contact from lawyers “… for Fortescue Metals Group and its CEO …” but may still be accessed at this address. Read the press ...

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The Australian Federal Police spark racial hatred in Australia!

The Australian Federal Police spark racial hatred in Australia!

A WOMAN charged by counter-terrorist police with plotting a bomb attack was allegedly directed by her boyfriend – a jail inmate serving 22 years for the execution-styled killing of a drug rival. Jill Courtney was arrested and charged with conspiracy to murder, following a series of joint federal and state police raids in Sydney’s south-west on Friday. Appearing in Parramatta Local Court yesterday, the 26-year-old Casula woman did not apply ...

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Indigeneity: the unifying factor

Indigeneity: the unifying factor

A cause doesn’t drive itself. It requires dedication, research and interrogation of facts to sift out the fiction, to find buried lies. That’s what I do. I search and question and sift until pieces start to fit together and in that process, I have realised that my cause is part of something much bigger and much more complex. The issues at the seat of my cause have turned out to ...

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Australia: The façade of democracy!

Australia: The façade of democracy!

Australia is a signatory to two important international anti-corruption conventions: the United Nations Convention against Corruption (entered into force 14 December 2005) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials (entered into force 15 February 1999). In 1999, the Commonwealth Parliament passed the Criminal Code Amendment (Bribery of Foreign Public Officials) Act to implement Australia’s obligation under the OECD Convention. The ...

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Superfluous People

Superfluous People

For today’s post I’m borrowing a theme from Turgenev, specifically from The Diary of a Superfluous Man. As readers of Turgenev will know, much of his fiction is associated with variations on this “superfluous” type, a hero who fails not simply at love, but in other arenas as well. Turgenev’s plots often hang on anticipation without consummation. So it is with Indigenous Australians. Anticipation without consummation has been the lot ...

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'The Australians are basically English rednecks' – Robin Williams

‘The Australians are basically English rednecks’ – Robin Williams

Well Robin, ya ain’t wrong, mate! Anglo-Saxon ‘Australians’ whilst superficially decent, hard working Christian folk who, whilst not regular church goers, none-the-less profess to a certain spirituality, are racist! All you have to do is scratch the surface and there you have it, not an embryonic Klansman but fully fledged pillow case wearing, cross burning racist. On Saturday 19 March an Aboriginal friend and I were denied entry to the ...

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'Thou shall not fall into the chasm of disobeying the rule of law'

‘Thou shall not fall into the chasm of disobeying the rule of law’

Mr Aripaea Salmon is the father of the girl at the centre of the Julian Moti sex tourism allegations, which were reignited by the Australian Federal Police nearly a decade after the original charges were dismissed by a court in Vanuatu in 1999, amid allegations that the Australian Government wanted Moti removed at Attorney-General of the Solomon Islands because of his actual or perceived opposition to the deployment of RAMSI ...

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perjury and perverting the course of justice strike at the heart of the administration of justice

perjury and perverting the course of justice strike at the heart of the administration of justice

“…each of the offences of perjury and perverting the course of justice strike at the heart of the administration of justice…” The above statement comes from Justice Bruce James’s judgment in the case of former Federal Court judge Marcus Einfeld. In 2009, Einfeld was sentenced to three years’ jail, with a non-parole period of two years, after pleading guilty to false statements over a $77 driving fine. He admitted he ...

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“Politics is the art of the possible.” —Machiavelli

“Politics is the art of the possible.” —Machiavelli

“All Things Obey Money.” This may be true, but if it is, it is because fools obey money. Just because it’s the first thing that comes to mind does not mean it is the best answer. “A finger is useful for pointing to the moon, but woe to him who mistakes the finger for the moon.” —Zen saying Money is like an umbrella spread over everything. It can be exchanged ...

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The `Stolen Generations' and Cultural Genocide

The `Stolen Generations’ and Cultural Genocide

Mr David Harrison is a member of the ‘new’ stolen generation and a former colleague from Canberra. I asked David a while ago if he would write a piece about his life in the care of The Department of Community Services (DoCS) for Blak and Black. David agreed, but asked if he could write a very brief introduction to the ‘new’ stolen generation as a prelude to a post about ...

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Corruption and racism in Australia, our eyes wide shut!

Corruption and racism in Australia, our eyes wide shut!

A friend from Melbourne, who has been the victim of ‘anti-wog’ racism since migrating to Australia as a child with his family, often quips that, “Sometimes you have a lucky day and you don’t realise it at the time.” Yesterday may be just one of those days for me! My day started with this e-mail from a regular BlakandBlack reader, which I have copied in full, below. While I don’t ...

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“idiots...drunks...and people with nowhere else to go...”

“idiots…drunks…and people with nowhere else to go…”

“Well, invaded by idiots, perhaps, Mr Humphries, and that would not surprise me at all. Being invaded by drunks would not surprise me either. Being invaded by people with nowhere else to go would not surprise me either. But I ask you, Mr Humphries, as you sit there with your smug look on your face – – -“ When I first read the above in the Hansard DEBATES OF THE ...

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Australia, you are racist!

Australia, you are racist!

So, you still think Australia doesn’t have a problem with racism? It’s time we took a good look at some evidence to the contrary, the most recent of which can be found in the Bonds Australia’s Cutest Baby Competition. It seems that when a child of Eurasian decent is included, she’s not good enough to be called Australian by some. Pippa Taylor was floored when someone posted a comment on ...

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Equality and the law

Equality and the law

“You don’t have to worry about your little boong mate Marky suing you for fitting him up. When I’m finished with him he’ll be in the gutter where he belongs with all his other boong mates. You will be able to piss on him as you step over him on your way to work” (Excerpt from a verbal exchange between an ACT DPP Prosecutor and an ACT Department of Treasury ...

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“You can only have as much justice as you can afford”

“You can only have as much justice as you can afford”

What do Darren Bloomfield, Isobel Coe, Angelique, the former Commissioner for ACT Revenue, Uncle Billy, Ms King, ‘Spooky eyes’ ‘Bird’ Pat, ‘Lizard’ John Johnson, Albert Mason, Richard Hansen, Trevor Beal and me all have in common? More to the point, what do we have in common with two hundred other Australians? Firstly, we are all Indigenous Australians. Secondly, we have all been terrorised, bullied and denied fairness by the institutions ...

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Some uncomfortable parallels between Mubarak’s Egypt and contemporary Australia

Some uncomfortable parallels between Mubarak’s Egypt and contemporary Australia

Mr Paulo Flores is today’s guest poster on Blak and Black. Paulo is a European trained and qualified Psychologist, Lawyer, Mediator and Human Rights Activist. He is currently working in Australia as a mediator and investigator. Paulo was previously a case worker dealing with the victims of ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia. During many hours of heated discussions, fuelled by the odd bottle of red or two, we began ...

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Who are citizens of ‘Australia’s great democracy?’

Who are citizens of ‘Australia’s great democracy?’

First, democracy implies processes of communication through which individuals come to know as individuals what they want or think is right. Individuals should be the owners of their beliefs and preferences, meaning that beliefs or preferences should not be the result of manipulation or received opinion but rather the result of considered adherence. Second, democracy implies processes of communication through which a collectivity comes to know what it wants or ...

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