Australian Aborigines’ conditions worsening

This video from Australia says about itself:

Video of a protest rally organized by the Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation in 2004, Perth, Western Australia. Robert Eggington, Director of Dumbartung, asked me to video the event.

From the BBC:

Gap dividing Aborigines growing

By Nick Bryant
BBC News, Sydney

A national report on Aboriginal social and economic trends in Australia has shown their condition has deteriorated. …

It revealed that the indigenous homicide rate was seven times higher than the non-indigenous rate; and that Aboriginal people were 13 times more likely to end up in jail.

The report measured 50 key indicators of disadvantage, and found that there has been no improvement in 80% of them.

There have been no gains, for instance, in literacy or numeracy rates.

According to the Productivity Commission’s latest report, the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians is either static or widening across 80 percent of social statistics: here.

Australian Aborigines Initially Arrived Via South Asia: here.

UN accuses Australia of ‘entrenched racism’ towards Aborigines: here.

Australia must abolish policies that discriminate against Aborigines in its quest to lift its indigenous population out of poverty, Amnesty International secretary general Irene Khan has warned: here.

Anti refugee racism in Australia: here.

‘First they came for the Aboriginal people…’ — new plan to extend ‘welfare quarantining’ to all: here.

On July 2, 100 people rallied at St Georges Terrace in response to the Western Australian Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)’s decision not to lay criminal charges against the two guards involved in the death of Mr Ward: here.

1 thought on “Australian Aborigines’ conditions worsening

  1. Australia: Trade union solidarity with NT Aboriginal struggle

    By Emma Murphy, Ampilatwatja, Northern Territory
    February 12, 2010 — From February 1-14, in a remote part of Australia’s
    Northern Territory (NT), a group of trade unionists and Aboriginal
    rights activists from Victoria, New South Wales and the NT joined forces
    with the Alyawarr people from Ampilatwatja community to help make
    history. Many people around Australia have already been inspired by the
    Alyawarr people’s walk-off. On July 14, 2009, following a great
    tradition from Aboriginal struggles of the past century, they walked off
    their community and set up a protest camp.

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