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.
As in all areas of life, recognition without respect, a proper respect, is truly demeaning. To my mind the racism continues.
The provisions in the ILC’s Draft Bill, if legislated by the Australian Parliament, would place the Land Account above and beyond politics.
Described by a Chief Protector of Aborigines as 'breeding out the colour', the policy was known as assimilation. It was influenced by the same eugenics movement that inspired the Nazis.