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I remember freezing cold mornings in July when I’d climb off the bus at McGrane Oval for the sports carnival dressed head to toe in a violent blue. Our school teams were named after rivers; Bogan, Darling, Castlereagh and Macquarie. No matter what anyone tried, Macquarie would always take gold. Growing up in central west […]

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Gerry Georgatos works in the suicide prevention space. Here he discusses lateral violence and its impacts on community.   As the Black Lives Matter movement takes hold in Australia, lateral violence is gripping community with a renewed strength. Lateral violence can be defined as displaced anger at adversaries that is misdirected at peers, supporters, friends […]

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Rio Tinto has consistently put its head in the sand despite pleadings from Traditional Owners to walk shoulder to shoulder. In July 2016, Wintawari Guruma Elders on behalf of their Native Title Corporation delivered a powerful challenge to Rio Tinto’s Chief Executive of Iron Ore, Chris Salisbury, for the 50-year celebration address at Tom Price. […]

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Many were, and continue to be, dumbfounded by the historically untrue and ignorant statements coming from Prime Minister Scott Morrison these past weeks. Indicating Australia is an equal country not experiencing similar issues to the United States and claiming slavery didn’t exist are two such sentiments that make it obvious Morrison needs a bit of […]

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It was with shock that we learned of Rio Tinto’s behaviour in the destruction of ancient sites that contained knowledge of world significance regarding life before the Ice Age and had special cultural significant to Traditional Owners the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura (PKKP) Peoples. We should not have been surprised, when we recall negotiations […]

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