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Larissa Behrendt on Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage
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Lawyer and acclaimed author Larissa Behrendt came into the Wheeler Centre last Thursday to deliver a Lunchbox/Soapbox on why overcoming indigenous disadvantage is proving to be so difficult. In a wide-ranging discussion, she touched on self-determination, the Northern Territory intervention, the suspension of the Racial Discrimination Act, mutual obligation and the failure of government vision.
Kim Scott First Indigenous Commonwealth Winner
Congratulations to Kim Scott, who has been named the winner of the southeast Asia and Pacific regional Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Nominated for his novel, That Deadman Dance, Scott thus becomes eligible to win the overall prize.
Scott is an indigenous Western Australian writer - a descendant of the Noongar people - and he previously won the Miles Franklin Award in 2000 for his…
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