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Jack Charles photo courtesy Bindi Coles
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently told UK media that his country has not yet come to terms with the uncomfortable reality of early settlement or that the early British settlers were all bad for Aboriginal people.
Highly acclaimed Aboriginal Actor and human rights campaigner Jack Charles agrees….but says in view of the push to see Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders recognized in the Australian Constitution…. it is a rather gentle claim.
Jack tells Justin Fenwick that the PM should sit down with the mob… and have a yarn about what they really want.
Dementia is not a specific disease; it is the term used to describe a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. Dementia is characterised by widespread impairment of mental function, decline in activities of daily living, and impaired social function. This means thinking, memory, communication, emotions, and other functions of the brain get worse over time, and cannot be cured. Most people with dementia will eventually require assistance to perform even simple tasks.
Allied Health Academic at the Centre for Remote Health, Heather Jensen, shares her experiences working with Aboriginal people in bush communities.
A huge crowd came to Tennant Creek to watch the 2014 Barkly AFL Grand Final on the weekend. The Sporties Spitfires played a solid four quarters and held a strong margin against the Hawks from Elliot, and took home the championship trophy. The Best on Ground and Leading Goal Kicker awards both went to Andrew Baker from the Spitfires. Check out the highlights and what the coaches had to say about the grand final match.
(All photo’s courtesy Paddy Gibson and Matty Day)
Family and supporters of the Alice Springs Whitegate community turned out in numbers on Monday morning to challenge the Territory Government decision to turn off their water supply.
About 60 protestors gathered outside the office of the NT Community Services Minister Bess Price with signs claiming “water is a human right… and “turn on the tap”
Local sculptor and Whitegate supporter Dan Murphy told the gathering that the government’s action was a shame job.
The Federal Minister responsible for Aboriginal and Islander Australians says any new program funding must deliver outcomes which make a difference… including more Aboriginal people in employment.
Territory Senator Nigel Scullion says there are many organisations providing services which are not actually making any difference for Aboriginal people.