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Over the period since our website was established a number of reports have been published on different aspects of, Indigenous policy in Queensland. Sometimes more general reports have contained sections that relate to Queensland and we have tried to create links to these. A number of other issues affecting Indigenous Queenslanders appear elsewhere, in particular sandmining on Stradbroke Island which appears under the 'Environment'.

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Racism and the 'Australian Dream'

This speech by Stan Grant was delivered during an Ethics Centre debate: Racism is Destroying the Australian Dream. Stan's speech has been widely ac... More »

The Smallbone Report on youth sexual violence and abuse in Far North Queensland

On 12 March 2016 the ABC reported on the Smallbone Report on youth sexual violence and abuse in Far North Queensland (three suburbs in west Cairns ... More »

Our national shame: Closing the gap for Indigenous Australians is more important than ever

Mick Gooda and Jackie Huggins comment in the Brisbane Times (16.3.16) about the tenth anniversary of the Close the Gap campaign, and the c... More »

The wicked problem of alcohol management

Mark Moran writes in Inside Story (10.3.16) about the problematic issue for government of alcohol management in Queensland's remote Indige... More »

How community-based innovation can help Australia close the Indigenous gap

Mark Moran writes in The Conversation (4.3.16) about how governments could help alleviate Indigenous disadvantage by supporting community-... More »

Healing for Our Stolen Generations: sharing our stories

Policy Online (11.2.16) carries a link to a Healing Foundation report that reviews the last two years of its 'Stolen Generations Initiativ... More »

Laying pathways for greater success in education for Indigenous Australians

Bronwyn Fredericks, Carolyn Daniels and Susan Kinnear discuss their research into what is currently being done in Indigenous access programs at reg... More »

David Morrison says Australia Day one of 'emotional conflict' for Indigenous Australians

The Sydney Morning Herald reports (25.1.16) that the former army chief, Australian of the Year, David Morrison, who is now chair of Divers... More »

Racism is killing the Australian dream

In October 2015, Indigenous journalist Stan Grant gave a speech declaring that racism 'is killing the Australian dream'.  

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Indigenous health crisis, exacerbated by preventive health program cuts

The appalling statistics on Indigenous health has been highlighted by the 2015 AMA Indigenous Health Card. The AMA is also highly critical of Indig... More »

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AMA warns that Indigenous Australians suffer health and justice crisis

In The Guardian, 25.11.15, Shalailah Medhora reports that the Australian Medical Association’s ‘Indigenous health report card&... More »

Whether you're listening or not, Australia is a nation of white privilege

TJRyan Research Associate Dr Marcus Waters writes in The Conversation (17.11.15):

It doesn’t take long as an Indigenous Aust... More »

Justice reinvestment: a community response to Indigenous incarceration

In Inside Story (30.7.15) Robert Milliken reports on a new program in Bourke, New South Walels, in which a loose consortium incl... More »

Clash of cultural values: racism meets sport

The Adam Goodes 'booing' saga has been a remarkable confrontation between two values apparently central to the self-image of white Australians &nda... More »

Australians must unite against racism

'Australians must unite against racism' The Age, 1.8.15: 

'Today we have taken an ... More »

'Australian Aborigines worried about northern development plan' (BBC)

The BBC (UK) carries a report of Noel Pearson's ABC interview (19.6.15) in which he stated: 'Our concern is that governments, including the Commonw... More »

Australian Indigenous youth incarceration highest in two decades

Australia needs to take drastic action to reverse the over-representation of Indigenous young people in juvenile detention centres or face losing a... More »

Racism towards Indigenous Australians: reporting the good with the bad

In The Conversation (5.5.15) Anthony Dillon discusses the need to raise awareness about racism and introduce strategies to eliminate it, h... More »

Evidence-free policymaking: 'Why the budget measures don't work'

Issue 16 of the Journal of Indigenous Policymaking - What Works - And Why The Budget Measures Don't - Written by Prof. Eva Cox (with ... More »

ABS report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Results of the ABS' Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey 2012-13: nutrition.

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Child and domestic violence in Indigenous communities

'Child abuse and domestic violence in Indigenous communities “will remain chronically undisclosed and under-reported,” an Australian Cr... More »

Wangan and Jagalingou people challenge Adani on Carmichael mine

The Guardian reports (26.3.15) that Indian firm Adani has appealed to the native title tribunal to bypass the traditional owners' rejectio... More »

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Tony Abbott and indigenous 'lifestyle choices'

'Indigenous leaders have condemned Mr Abbott's comments as "wrong", saying they overlook the cultural connection of community members to the land a... More »

The National Indigenous Times

The TJRyan Foundation has been asked by Research Associate Dr Marcus Waters to publicise issues currently facing the National Indigenous Times.... More »

New Queenland MPs beware: neoliberalism is an Indigenous health hazard

Marcus Waters writes in The Conversation (12.2.15):

'As the dust settles after the Queensland election, the realisation that two I... More »


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