Maddy was 17 when she took her life. She was found hanging from the shower rail of the girls’ bathroom at a residential facility operated by the Territory Department of Children and Families.
Since 2008, the dominant focus of policy in Aurukun, and much of Cape York, has been to reimpose missionary disciplines in Aboriginal communities.
Hey Bill, what about a royal commission into rating agencies? Aren’t they the capitalist bastards threatening to downgrade the Australian government because it pays for programs, pensions and public servants with money borrowed from foreigners?
Most banks in Australia have entered the postmodern world of politics, entangling themselves in matters that, if not detrimental to their ability to create wealth, embroil their leaders in contestable public policy.
Judge Matthew Myers and Chief Judge John Pascoe of the Federal Circuit Court have expressed concern that Aboriginal children are likelier than non-Aboriginal children to be taken from their homes. Indeed, they are, but what business is this of judges of the court?
To my dear conservative friends inside and outside parliament, I know you are upset at the demise of your putative leader, Tony Abbott, whom I hold in high regard. May I kindly implore you, however, to pull your heads in?
Newcastle councillors recently voted to divest from non-renewables (i e coal), and Ipswich councillors voted to ban further coal and coal seam gas mining. What ignorant ingrates.
Shorten’s actions are the embodiment of the ALP’s dilemmas and no amount of blackguarding the commissioner can solve them.
Bill Shorten should have asked a couple of questions before committing Australia to a 50 per cent renewable target. Can you build a wind turbine, or start a wind turbine, without fossil fuels?
The Australian Labor Party national conference begins this week. Among other matters, Labor has to rid itself of the socialist objective and, in the process, find a new objective.