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NT: a place of home and racism for Aboriginal people

Despite problems facing Aboriginal people have in the NT, it may be where Aboriginal culture can thrive. Continue reading

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I’m an alien, a British one in Australia

Australia may have taken much from other parts of the world, but it is its own, and I’m still not sure I know her yet. Continue reading

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Cycling for African Australians and Cambodians

“The west was lost long before we got here.” In 2012, The Age newspaper exclaimed that Melbourne’s west, and particularly its suburb of Footscray, had been “lost” as young African Australians were turning to alcohol and drugs. The quote above … Continue reading

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Adam Goodes and a divided country

Adam Goodes is an Australian Football player who has won the Brownlow medal twice, a medal given to the “fairest and best”, and was Australian of the Year in 2014. These are hallmarks of a hero but he is a … Continue reading

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Does Australia know the difference between Diwali and Christmas?

I was sitting with one bum cheek on the floor, my legs bent to my right so that both were together beside my hip with the soles pointing behind me, away from the monks. The pain of holding that position … Continue reading

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