Intercultural/Indigenous 2014

ILC funding cuts

By Rebekah Hatfield The Indigenous Law Centre (ILC) is the only centre of its type in Australia, yet the current government has decided to cuts all of its funding. The ILC, which was established in 1981, has played a crucial part in Indigenous legal academia, and soon, it will be …

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Editor Notes

Indigenous editor’s note: This year hasn’t been a great year for Indigenous Affairs, with over $500 million worth of cuts to its budget.   That’s why, in a year like this one, it is especially important for the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be heard. This …

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Agony Ibis

Dear Ibis, With all these affirmative action policies giving minorities legs up and Andrew Bolt being prosecuted for speaking his mind, the world has gone over the top with REVERSE RACISM! Haven’t the youth of today heard of the philosophy, ‘do unto others as you would have done to you’? …

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Shortlist

By Rachel Lobo How Racist Are You? Test yourself and find out! Most individuals within the 18 – 24 age range would credit themselves as holding progressive, anti-racist attitudes. Care to find out?   If you had the opportunity to experience a snapshot of seven days as an Indian international …

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Ethnic Literature: Flavour – Lebanese

By Cindy El Sayed (In line with all literary categories available to non-whites: successful yet bittersweet immigration story/religion/school/family and food. Qualified and accredited by the white people for brown ethnic writers committee.)   1. Successful yet bittersweet immigration My mum came here alone and pregnant with me. She did this …

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How to destroy a people

By Rachel Lobo How to destroy a people? How to recreate history?   Convince them they are subordinate   The colour of their eyes, hair and skin The shape of their lips and nose   The way they interact in their primitive, unsophisticated tongue Their over-reliance on non-verbal gestures to …

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