Aborigines

Why I Fear Australia Is Becoming a Zombie Nation

Professor Damien Ridge | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Professor Damien Ridge

For the most (white) privileged of lands, Australia, the price of rejecting authentic stories about itself - like how central aboriginality really is to the national consciousness - is a superficiality, and a strange boredom that fills the spaces where there should be meaning.

Truth and Reconciliation for Canada's Aborigines

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

The TRC sessions are an excellent way for Canadians to become educated on a crucial part of their history. Uncovering past injustice and inviting it into public discourse is a basic step in addressing discrimination against Aboriginal communities.

Where Next for Human Rights in Australia?

Zion Lights | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Politics
Zion Lights

Australia recently introduced new guidelines allowing intersex individuals an official legal status on personal documents. It's an important move for Australia's intersex individuals and for equality in the country, and also for transgender, gender diverse and intersex people around the world. But in other ways Australia falls short in matters of equality.

It's Time to Change the Australian Flag

Xavier Toby | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

The Australian flag isn't Australian, it's British. That big union jack in the corner has as much relevance to us as other typically British things like snow, Marmite, a bung economy, the Royal Family, talking about the weather, being miserable and Olympic Gold Medals.

An Extraordinary Act of Solidarity

Noam Schimmel | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Noam Schimmel

William Cooper, an Aboriginal elder of the Yorta Yorta tribe in Australia led a march to the German consulate in Melbourne in December of 1938 to protest Germany's persecution of the Jews.

Facebook Removes 'Racist' Aboriginal Memes Page

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK

A Facebook page dedicated to mocking and abusing Aborigines has been removed after a wave of disgust and a flurry of campaigns to ban it. The page...

PHOTOS: Aussie PM Surrounded By Angry Mob

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and opposition leader Tony Abbott had to be rushed out of a restaurant by riot police, after riots broke out i...