How dare we lecture China and North Korea on human rights when we allow our own people to live in such poor conditions? It wouldn't be tolerated if they were white.
For a start, booing people has a long tradition in Australian sport. Umpires cop it every week. Politicians have almost stopped going to sporting events because they get booed so enthusiastically.
Aboriginal people are to be driven from homelands where their communities have lived for thousands of years.
Pearson wants a special deal for his troops when the Constitution already provides them with a special deal. But he wants more. He wants Aborigines alone to have a treaty clause written into the Constitution.
Any hope that Abbott's critics would offer a reasoned reply to the substance of his argument – that remote living places serious constraints on remedying indigenous disadvantage – were soon dashed.
Pearson’s spoken words resound through non-Indigenous and hopefully most Indigenous circles but in reality there is still a long way to go and after millions of dollars and several years.
Life expectancy for indigenous men has risen by a year, while infant mortality has been reduced, but is the latter the reason for the former?
There are times when farce and living caricature almost consume the cynicism and mendacity in the daily life of Australia's rulers.
What is the explanation behind the explosion of indigenous attendance at university?
The statistics show that Aboriginal and Islander tertiary educational performance is improving exponentially.
Muckaty Traditional Owner Kylie Sambo objected to this radioactive ransom: 'I think that is a very, very stupid idea for us to sell our land to get better education and scholarships. As an Australian we should be already entitled to that.'
Bill Shorten's critique of the government's indigenous policy is disappointing and misguided.