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Midnight Oil back on black rights track

Midnight Oil back on black rights track

Not surprisingly Midnight Oil's first song in 18 years is a brass-studded, uncompromising song of rage on behalf of the First Nations people.

  • by Michael Dwyer

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Indigenous arrest rates are a national crisis, says Marcia Langton
Indigenous justice

Indigenous arrest rates are a national crisis, says Marcia Langton

The arrest and incarceration rates of Aboriginal adults and children have reached the level of a national crisis, says prominent academic Marcia Langton.

  • by Ella Archibald-Binge
Israel Folau stood while his team took a knee – and that's OK
Opinion
Folau controversy

Israel Folau stood while his team took a knee – and that's OK

Israel Folau doesn't have a track record of inclusiveness but he shouldn't be shamed for standing while his teammates knelt for Black Lives Matter.

  • by Phil Lutton
After the fires: rebuilding Minneapolis in the wake of Black Lives Matter
Floyd protests

After the fires: rebuilding Minneapolis in the wake of Black Lives Matter

Burned down and torn apart when it became ground zero for the Black Lives Matter uprisings, Minneapolis is struggling with the daunting challenge of rebuilding during a pandemic-fuelled recession.

  • by Farrah Tomazin
Folau only player not to take a knee as Super League returns
Super League

Folau only player not to take a knee as Super League returns

Folau's Catalans Dragons were hammered by St Helens as Super League returned after a five-month break but the ex-Wallaby was again the centre of attention.

LA Olympic officials ask IOC to allow athlete protests
Olympics

LA Olympic officials ask IOC to allow athlete protests

The chief organiser of the Los Angeles Olympics says sport is not free of racism and wants to see athlete advocacy at the Games in eight years.

  • by David Wharton
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All Australians must seize chance for fresh start with First Nations community
Opinion
Indigenous

All Australians must seize chance for fresh start with First Nations community

It took the murder of a black man in America for Australians to notice that similar injustices exist on our shores. Now we have a chance to form a new era of understanding with the Indigenous community.

  • by Rona Glynn-McDonald
Words hurt: unmasking of the morphing middle-aged Karen
Coronavirus pandemic

Words hurt: unmasking of the morphing middle-aged Karen

The ''Karen'' who refused to wear a mask at Bunnings has pulled the focus back to a mocking, some say sexist, stereotype that is now part of the vernacular.

  • by Jacqueline Maley
Players, coaches kneel before Jazz win on NBA's reopening night
NBA

Players, coaches kneel before Jazz win on NBA's reopening night

Players and coaches from the Pelicans and Jazz knelt alongside one another in Florida before tip-off in the first NBA game for more than 100 days.

  • by Tim Reynolds
Firearms rules for prison guards must be curbed, lawyer says
NSW Coroner's Court

Firearms rules for prison guards must be curbed, lawyer says

A human rights lawyer says the fatal shooting of an Aboriginal escapee who was reportedly handcuffed and shackled shows the need to changes rules about when it's acceptable to allow guards to open fire.

  • by Angus Thompson
Sydney Black Lives Matter protest organiser detained, protesters ordered to move on
Protest

Sydney Black Lives Matter protest organiser detained, protesters ordered to move on

The organiser of a Black Lives Matter protest has been fined by police, urging the crowd to disperse as he was led away.

  • by Laura Chung