Race, religion & identity
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Julian Burnside on the High Court’s Malaysian Solution Decision
Julian Burnside has written on the High Court’s decision overturning the government’s Malaysian solution on the ABC’s The Drum. Here’s an excerpt of what he wrote:
In the past 15 years, most boat arrivals have been Afghan Hazaras fleeing the Taliban, Iraqis fleeing Saddam Hussein, Iranians fleeing the theocracy in that country, and Tamils fleeing genocide in Sri Lanka. Not surprisingly, a very high…
Debate on Violence in Alice Springs
There’s something special about Alice Springs. It’s a town at the heart of the country not just geographically but, at times, also politically. No other smallish country town in Australia better epitomises the contradictions of Australia’s history. Over at New Matilda, there’s been a fascinating series on Alice Springs and indigenous disadvantage. The latest article is by Dr John Boffa of the People’s Alcohol…
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