"While the ABC may have reinvigorated its journalism training when it comes to cadet programs, there is clearly not enough awareness within the organisation’s senior producers and editorial hierarchy to make the adjustments necessary to do Aboriginal affairs differently."
[FREE] "Maybe that’s the sort of lesson that white males — like me — understand only as we get older, our bodies start faltering and our minds start malfunctioning: privilege can help you hold out against what the world throws at you, but it provides no help at all from what’s lurking inside your head."
The Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party winning the Orange by-election and the return of One Nation shows the Australian alt-right is getting its act together. The major parties -- particularly the National Party of Australia - The Nationals -- need to do the same.
"Still, this affair — like the Gammy case before it — continues to beg the larger question in Australia: why is surrogacy illegal in most states and very selective in the rest? Why do Australian governments force their citizens to seek solutions to their need for kids in countries where healthcare is less, often way less adequate — putting the lives of the women involved in more danger?"
[FREE] "SBS should be doing better than this. The fact that David Oldfield gets more screen time in a show about Indigenous Australians than any Indigenous Australian should immediately sound alarm bells. (Even the publicity image above, released by SBS, features Oldfield in focus, with Burarrwanga blurry in the foreground.)"
"It is tempting to see the end of Catalyst as a plot, to think that Guthrie is a shill and the CPSU’s tepid response to the end of this important program is evidence of its complicity with the bosses. But it’s not a conspiracy; it’s a disaster waiting to happen."
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