The blind juggler: Aboriginal offending and sentencing

The blind juggler: Aboriginal offending and sentencing

Jim Jim where is our party? where all members’re held equal an’vow t’infiltrate that thought among the people it hopes t’serve an’sets a respected road for all those like me. These words were written by Bod Dylan in response to the speech given by John Lewis on behalf of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee on the afternoon of August 28, 1963 in Washington D.C. during the 200,000 strong march for ...

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Wilcannia Central School & ICAC

Wilcannia Central School & ICAC

Today’s on-line edition of the Sydney Morning Herald includes an article titled No fish too small, says Greiner in defence of ICAC, in which the former Premier of NSW Mr. Nick Greiner argues that the role of ICAC is to investigate all corruption, not just the big issues. Mr. Greiner is quoted in the SMH article as saying of the role of ICAC that: ”I think it’s a bit easy to ...

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The educational haves vs. Wilcannia Central School.

The educational haves vs. Wilcannia Central School.

Desmond Webster, an Aboriginal student from Wilcannia Central School in NSW’s far west, was suspended in July for leaving school at lunch-time to buy food for younger children who had not eaten all day because the school closed the canteen without notice. On 6th December The Sun-Herald reported that twice this year, as many as 20 students were suspended at Wilcannia on a single day. Clearly Wilcannia Central School falls ...

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